Priority 9 from the Scoliosis PSP

UNCERTAINTY: If scoliosis is diagnosed earlier, does this change the choice of treatment and/or lead to better outcomes?  (JLA PSP Priority 9)
Overall ranking 9
JLA question ID 0059/9
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

Previous related research studies - 

Labelle, H., S. Richards, M. De Kleuver, T. Grivas, K. Luk, H. Wong, J. Thometz, M. Beauséjour, I. Turgeon and D. Fong (2013). "Screening for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: an information statement by the scoliosis research society international task force." Scoliosis 8(17).

Health Research Classification System category Musculoskeletal
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Does early detection and diagnosis improve outcomes in scoliosis? ~ should there be screening done at an earlier stage when there is long term back pain to manage and prevent further damage from scoliosis and/or other back conditions? ~ If idopathic scoliosis is diagnosed early and corrected, would this reduce the severity of the surgery. i.e. the patient would not require two part surgery? ~ For people with idiopathic scoliosis, are there any internal structural markers during infancy that may identify their future curvature? 
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