Priority 26 from the Scoliosis PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Does scoliosis affect life expectancy in adults?  (JLA PSP Priority 26)
Overall ranking 26
JLA question ID 0059/26
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

Previous related research studies - 

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2015 Feb;101(1 Suppl):S109-18. Epub 2015 Jan 23. Early-onset scoliosis: current treatment. Cunin V1. No evidence for adults - so question changed to focus on this group of patients.

The Impact of Small Spinal Curves in Adolescents Who Have Not Presented to Secondary Care A Population-Based Cohort Study.Emma M. Clark, PhD,Jon H. Tobias, PhD,and Jeremy Fairbank. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 May;41(10):E611-7

Health Research Classification System category Musculoskeletal
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Does scoliosis reduce your life expectancy? ~ What's the average life expectancy for a patient with adult idiopathic scoliosis (treated with a spinal fusion and untreated)? ~ Does scoliosis give people a shorter life span that also have restrictive lungs? 
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0059
PSP name Scoliosis
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 54  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the PSP final report held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 4 November 2017