FAQs / Early Detection

There is debate as to whether early discovery and treatment of a curve improves the long-term outcome, but we know that if curves are discovered late, when they are already severe, the results of treatment can be compromised. Therefore it is important that early referral to a scoliosis specialist is achieved. It is well established that early intervention where and when required improves outcome, function and rapid recovery. Delayed intervention in more severe deformity is associated with higher risk and less satisfactory results and slower return to function.