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Flashcards in Exam 2 Scoliosis Part 2 Deck (10):
1

What two vertebrae should be used when measuring spinal curvature via the Cobb Method?

the most tilted vertebrae above and below the apex of the curve

2

What is the term for the angle between intersecting lines drawn perpendicular to the top of the superior vertebrae (of a scoliotic curve) and the bottom of the inferior vertebrae when using the Cobb Method?

The Cobb angle

3

What is the most common brace used for scoliosis?

Boston Brace (aka thoraco-lumbar-sacral orthosis)

4

How successful are braces at halting curve progression (while worn)

74% success rate

5

T/F: Bracing prevents serious progression of and may even correct scoliosis.

False; may prevent progression but does NOT correct scoliosis

6

How many hours a day are braces recommended to be worn to prevent progression of scoliosis?

at least 16 hours per day

7

T/F: With surgical treatment for scoliosis, curves in growing children of greater than 50 degrees require a spinal fusion.

False; required for curves greater than 40 degrees

8

How long can skeletally mature scoliosis patients be observed before surgery should be performed?

until their curves reach 50 degrees

9

T/F: Following spinal fusion surgery, patients rarely experience back pain, especially not in distal spinal fusions.

False; post-fusion back pain does occur and is more common in distal spinal fusions

10

T/F: 90% of kids with scoliosis will not require medical intervention.

True