Evaluating the extent of clinical uncertainty among treatment options for patients with early-onset scoliosis.

TitleEvaluating the extent of clinical uncertainty among treatment options for patients with early-onset scoliosis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsCorona J, Miller DJ, Downs J, Akbarnia BA, Betz RR, Blakemore LC, Campbell RM, Flynn JM, Johnston CE, McCarthy RE, Roye DP, Skaggs DL, Smith JT, Snyder BD, Sponseller PD, Sturm PF, Thompson GH, Yazici M, Vitale MG
JournalThe Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
Volume95
Issue10
Paginatione67
Date Published2013 May 15
Abstract

Literature guiding the management of early-onset scoliosis consists primarily of studies with a low level of evidence. Evaluation of clinical equipoise (i.e., when there is no known superiority among treatment modalities) allows for prioritization of research efforts. The objective of this study was to evaluate areas of clinical uncertainty among pediatric spine surgeons regarding the treatment of early-onset scoliosis.

DOI10.5603/CJ.a2013.0057
Alternate JournalJ Bone Joint Surg Am