In most cases the orthopaedic surgeon comes in dilemma on how to plan a treatment of an Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, which is small (10 ° - 25 ° angle Cobb), in a child aged 9-13 years. Usually the child comes to monitoring and waits for possible aggravation. In other cases, the child begins treatment with a brace and / or exercises. In all cases there is no certainty about the decision, and all is based on the experience of the physician. In the first case loss of valuable time for treatment, in the latter may not need such intense treatment.
The ScoliScore is the latest weapon in the arsenal of the orthopedic surgeon for planning the treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
It is collected saliva from the child and sent it to the laboratory of ScoliScore in USA, which analyzes the DNA. After 3 weeks, the result is sent to the orthopedic surgeon with a calibration of 1-200. The lower the rank, the less risk there is to worsening the scoliosis. The negative results have a validity of 99%.The results of ScoliScore with other clinical factors of scoliosis such as Cobb angle start of menstrual periods, bone age, height increase, etc. will be used by the orthopedic surgeon to design a personalized and effective treatment.