HSS Doctor Explains What you Need to Know About Scoliosis

Paramus Daily Voice—May 31, 2016

In a recent article published in the Paramus Daily Voice, Roger F. Widmann, MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, answers questions about scoliosis as part of a five segment series.

For example, Dr. Widmann answers the following question: "I understand the goal of bracing is to keep the curve from progressing. In your experience, what percentage of patients experienced a reduction of their curve through bracing?"

According to Dr. Widmann, "The most recent longitudinal study indicates 75 percent of patients will demonstrate decreased progression of their curves, but bracing does not correct existing curves."

To read more of the Q&A, visit Paramus.DailyVoice.com.


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