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Grand Rounds: Pediatric and Adolescent Spinal Deformity

12-11-2020

By Lorena Floccari, MD , Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon; Research Director, Spine Research, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Orthopedics

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Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Describe the etiology, natural history and prognosis of scoliosis. 2. Illustrate population-specific clinical features and workup. 3. Determine the risk of curvature progression and treatment approach. 4. Clarify the role of primary care and school scoliosis screening.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses

Identified Gap:

Improved screening and treatment methods for scoliosis will improve outcomes for these patients.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:

12-10-2021

Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Disclosure:

Dr. Floccari has indicated that she has no relevant financial interest in any pharmaceutical or medical device company and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Bibliography:

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Gomez JA, Hresko MT, Glotzbecker MP. Nonsurgical Management of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2016;24(8):555-564.

Miller DJ, Cahill PJ, Vitale MG, Shah SA. Posterior Correction Techniques for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2020;28(9):e363-e373.