Goals and Objectives
- Clinical knowledge of Early Detection and Early Treatment of progressive infantile scoliosis according to the protocol developed by pediatric orthopedic surgeon Min Mehta, MD, FRCS
- Benchmark radiographic measurements – Cobb angle and RVAD (rib vertebra angle degree)
- Applied knowledge of relevant phenotypes, related syndromes, and age of detection
- Mehta Growth Guidance Casting techniques and treatment plans
- Perform patient examinations, review case presentations, history and physicals, evaluate x-rays through the lens of the MGGC protocol.
- Why pediatric orthopedic surgeons apply MGGC serial plaster jackets and the importance of qualified cast technicians
At the conclusion of this program, the participant will have clinical knowledge of:
• What infantile scoliosis is (progressive and resolving).
• The importance of early detection and treatment of PIS.
• Distinct phenotypes and their physical characteristics and patterns of progression in PIS.
• The Cobb angle and the Rib Vertebra Angle of Difference (RVAD).
• Understand the necessity of using a size appropriate EDF casting frame that has the ability to assist in the correction of the scoliosis
• Specific MGGC casting techniques and their indications (over the shoulder vs, underarm)
• Why Plaster of Paris is vital to MGGC and Early Treatment
• The importance of x-rays and when to take them.
• All treatment options for progressive infantile scoliosis
Participants receive a full day of clinical training by surgeons with extensive experience in MGGC.
Since 2005, ISOP has facilitated Clinical Training Seminars in conjunction with the following institutions:
Shriners Intermountain Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah
Shriners Hospital for Children, Erie, PA
Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago, IL
Golisano Childrens Hospital, University of Rochester, NY
Randwick Childrens Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, TX
Rocky Mountain Childrens Hospital – PSL, Denver, CO
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