Consultation Of Scoliosis X-ray Results?
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Apologies in advance, the doctor's question forum at this time has not made it possible for the questioner to include an image in his thread. You also need to know, that x-ray examination (x-ray) is only supporting the results of interviews and physical examinations conducted. Therefore, related to the results of your brother's x-ray examination, it is advisable to take it directly to the doctor or orthopedic surgeon who checks to interpret the results and compare with the results of other tests conducted. It could also, in addition to X-ray examination, the doctor will direct your sister to undergo another examination, such as a CT scan or MRI before deciding the best treatment.
Scoliosis is a disorder in which vertebrae that should form a straight line when viewed from the front or back, actually curved to the side to form the letter S or C. Based on the severity, this scoliosis is divided into 3, namely mild (degree of curvature less than 25 degree), moderate (degree of curvature between 25 to 40 degrees), and severe (degree of curvature of more than 40 degrees). Determination of the degree of curvature is important as one of the considerations of the doctor in deciding the best treatment, whether it is enough with observation, the use of a special brace (corset), or even surgery.
However, it is certainly not appropriate to determine the degree of scoliosis curvature based only on online consultations such as this. In addition to the degree of scoliosis curvature, the determination of the best treatment also needs to be considered based on the symptoms that emerge and the patient's general health condition. So, again we emphasize, you try to consult directly with the doctor who treats you to be given the right explanation according to the conditions huh ..
I hope this helps.