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Table 6 Summary of radiographic and clinical results reported in the three studies by Danielsson and Nachemson.

From: Why do we treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis? What we want to obtain and to avoid for our patients. SOSORT 2005 Consensus paper

Treatment   Surgery Brace Controls
Years follow-up   23.3 22.3  
Population   146 116 100
Scoliosis Start 61.8 33.2  
  End of treatment 33.1 29.7  
  Change from start -53.6% -89.5%  
  Today 36.5 37.6  
  Change from start -59.1% 12%  
  Change from end 9% 21%  
Kyphosis Today 24.5 30.8 38.5
Lordosis Today 33.3 44.8 43.9
Hump Measuring device Bunnell Bunnell  
  Today 11.4 10.3