Effect Of Bracing Or Surgical Treatments On Balance Control

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Effect of Bracing or Surgical Treatments on Balance Control in Idiopathic Scoliosis: Three Case Studies In adolescents, scoliosis is the most frequent spinal deformity. About 80 percent of scoliosis cases are idiopathic, meaning there is no known cause, although some believe that impairment in the sensory processing could be the cause. The purpose of this particular study is to see if orthopedic treatments can help people who have scoliosis have more balance control. It can be infantile (birth to three years), juvenile (two to ten years old), and degenerative (adulthood) scoliosis. The kind of scoliosis is determined based on the age of when someone is diagnosed. Scoliosis is detected when biomarkers are used to predict deformation of the spine or a progression risk. Scoliosis can be caused by one of six ways. It can be genetic, neurological, hormonal and metabolic, skeletal growth, biomechanical, and environmental. Three studies were done with one person per case. Case one was to see the effect of spine surgery and the control of the person’s balance. Case two was to see the effect of bracing on balance control. Case three was to see the effect of spine surgery in adult’s balance control. In the first case, a 17-year-old male had a surgery that consisted of reducing the curves and vertebrae rotations using transpedicular screws. Eighteen months after surgery, the curve of his spine had an 18-degree right thoracic curve and a 14-degree left lumbar curve whereas

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