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Kids Health Matters: Getting back in the game after scoliosis surgery

Despite some setbacks, a young girl is back on her feet, doing what she loves and getting back in the game after surgery for scoliosis....

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Philadelphia Tether for Scoliosis

HSG Surgeon Dr. Amer Samdani of Shriner’s Hospital – Philadelphia, discusses VBT (tethering) to treat scoliosis “The ability to utilize a child’s growth to correct the curve in their back is a leap in the way these children are treated – properly selected patients can achieve curve correction while maintaining…...

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Children Spinal Health: Avoid back pain and injuries from heavy backpacks

August 13, 2018 By: Carlos Amezcua from KUSI News, San Diego Dr. Peter Newton, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon with Rady Children’s Hospital visited the studio to share some information about how kids can avoid back pain and complications from heavy backpacks. Dr. Peter Newton is chief of the division of Orthopedics…...

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Postoperative Motion Study

  By: Emma Rooholfada, Student Writer   Research in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) has progressed substantially in recent decades. However, researchers and patients still have many unanswered questions regarding the different treatment methods and their effects. The Harms Study Group (HSG) currently has many studies that need more resources. One…...

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SSSF 3rd Annual Power Over Scoliosis Family Educational Program was a SUCCESS!

Families from all over Southern California and throughout the nation, gathered on June 2, 2018, for a day of learning, camaraderie, and fun, at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego! 197 people attended this year’s Power Over Scoliosis program! From MD’s to RN’s, orthotists and industry sponsors, researchers and parent…...

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Give BACKS Hope

In San Diego, over 100,000 individuals have scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine affecting people of all ages, from infancy through adulthood. The majority of those affected however, are adolescents. Since 2008, the Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation (SSSF), headquartered in San Diego, has supported families impacted by spine disorders…...

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