It seems like everyone knows that deformities are bound to effect you in some way, even if that person saying that is in no way involved with the medical community. Now, research shows how scoliotic deformity affects adolescents – at least, what the effects are on spine kinematics. Check into “The effect of scoliotic deformity on spine kinematics in adolescents” for details.
- While adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) produces well characterized deformation in spinal form, the effect on spinal function, namely mobility, is not well known.
- Better understanding of scoliotic spinal mobility could yield better treatment targets and diagnoses.
- It was hypothesized that the AIS group would exhibit reduced mobility compared to the typical adolescent (TA) group.
“”The purpose of this study was to characterize the spinal mobility differences due to AIS””