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What is an EOS? The EOS scanner is a special piece of X-ray equipment that takes images of you while you are stood up. This means your bones can be imaged while you are in your usual posture, instead of lying down. The EOS scanner can take much larger pictures than normal X-ray cameras which...

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Why do I need to have X-rays taken? Curves in the spine can become worse over time. X-rays are used to check whether your curve is worsening. If an operation is needed X-rays are taken and used by the surgeon to plan exactly what is needed to be done. Why do I need to stand… Continue Reading...

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What is serial casting and why is it necessary? Serial casting is a treatment that is done over a period of time. The time span will vary depending on how quickly your child grows. A jacket is made of plaster of paris with a thin layer of padding underneath and it is moulded to fit… Continue...

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What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a sideways (lateral) curvature of the spine. It is often combined with a rotation of the spine and ribs causing a hump. Your shoulders or waist may appear different and one shoulder blade may be more noticeable than the other. What is kyphosis? Kyphosis is a forwards...

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What is scoliosis and what can be done? Scoliosis is a lateral (sideways) curvature of the spine. The spinal column curves and twists causing problems which can extend to the ribs and pelvis. Often this happens in teenagers but can happen in children of any age. Smaller curves require no treatment...

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What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a lateral (sideways) curvature of the spine. The spinal column curves and twists causing problems which can also extend to the ribs and pelvis. For the majority of children this is very mild and no treatment will become necessary. For the small minority that need...

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