Blog Roll and Resources

ISOP Resources

Scoliosis In Infants:
A booklet by Min H. Mehta, M.D., FRCS

How To Reverse Scoliosis
From the Journal Of Bone and Joint Surgery: A study of 136 children with progressive infantile scoliosis treated under the age of four years, and followed up for nine years, shows that the scoliosis can be reversed by harnessing the vigorous growth of the infant with serial corrective plaster jackets (Mehta Growth Guidance Casting).

Bathing and General Cast Care
Learn the ins and outs of cast care and good hygiene.

Help Boost Your Child’s Weight 
Since their organs, lungs and spine are working overtime, your child’s body is burning extra calories at all times.Ideas from parents to bolster their weight.

Diapering with Casts
Techniques and tips from parents who have been there for diapering a child in a cast.

Build Your Child’s Medical Portfolio
One portfolio of all related medical records can be a real lifesaver

How Scoliosis Impacts the Body
The effects of scoliosis on the entire body.

Halo Gravity Traction Explained
This intensive procedure can reduce the degree of curvature in cases of severe idiopathic or congenital scoliosis.

Radiation Exposure 
Radiation Exposure and the Treatment of Infantile Scoliosis

Scoliosis in Infants 
Information from The Scoliosis Association of the U.K.

Terms and Definitions
A glossary of terms and definitions pertaining to Infantile Scoliosis.

What to Ask Your Child’s Doctor About Scoliosis
Prepare for you child’s first visit to the Orthopedic Surgeon.  Download this list of important questions.

Infantile Scoliosis Screening Guide
ISOP offers this simple guide to scoliosis screening for pediatricians and parents.

ISOP Growing Hardware/Rod Handbook 
This handbook is a compilation of personal experiences and stories from several ISOP constituent parents whose children underwent various typed of distraction rod, implant surgeries.

IMPORTANT: The information on this page is provided by parents of children with infantile scoliosis for other parents, not by physicians. It is for general informational purposes only and cannot substitute for the advice of a medical professional. The information provided on this website should not be used for diagnosing or treating any medical condition. ISOP does not assume any responsibility for results or consequences of any attempt to use or adopt any of the information provided on this website. Nothing on the ISOP website should be construed as an attempt to provide a medical opinion or otherwise engage in the practice of medicine. 

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