Priority 5 from the Scoliosis PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: How likely is scoliosis to get worse over time, either with or without treatment? Should people be monitored? (JLA PSP Priority 5)
|JLA question ID
|Not available for this PSP
Previous related research studies -
A. Grauers, E. Einarsdottir and P. Gerdhem (2016) Genetics and pathogenesis of idiopathic scoliosis, Grauers et al. Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 11:45
|Health Research Classification System category
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
|How quickly will a scoliosis progress in a wheelchair dependent child? ~ On children with positional scoliosis (ie. Still correctable with physio) what are the prognosis for adulthood? ~ What actually happens to an adult if they are not operated on for worsening scoliosis when there is intermittent but not chronic pain? ~ Is there (should there be?) a programme to monitor adults who were diagnosed as children /teenagers to check if the curve has worsened? Eg scans every 5 years. And if there was, what treatment would there be for these adults (like myself).
|PSP unique ID
|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