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CASE REPORT

Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Case Report

Sourin Bhuniya, De Pampa, P K Mandal

Citation Information : Bhuniya S, Pampa D, Mandal PK. Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Case Report. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2016; 27 (2):53-58.

DOI: 10.5005/ijopmr-27-2-53

Published Online: 00-06-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

Scoliosis is defined as a lateral curvature of spine greater than 10 degrees as measured by the Cobb method. Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form of scoliosis and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the commonest presentation which is detected after 10 years but prior to skeletal maturity. The treatment depends on the measurement of Cobb's angle and subsequent exercises, bracing and surgery.

Case report

A 13 years girl presented with idiopatic scoliosis, pes cavus and hand knee gait which incapacitated her ambulation. Her spine radiograph revealed thoracic scoliosis with apex T8. She was given Boston brace with corrective exercises for scoliosis both in and out brace and a pair of floor reaction AFO's with modifi cations in footplate for pes cavus. There was signifi cant improvement in the gait and posture of the girl and she started going to school after a few months.

Conclusion

Conservative management in the form of bracing can prevent curve progression and floor reaction AFO's can indirectly affect the remote body segments and improve gait and posture.


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