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Table 4 Goals of treatment according to the SOSORT Consensus paper [42].

From: 2011 SOSORT guidelines: Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation treatment of idiopathic scoliosis during growth

Rank Aim Percentage of responders
1 Esthetics 100%
2 Quality of life 91%
3 Disability 91%
4 Back Pain 87%
5 Psychological well-being 84%
6 Progression in adulthood 84%
7 Breathing function 84%
8 Scoliosis Cobb degrees 84%
9 Need of further treatments in adulthood 81%
  1. Only the goals that reached 80% of agreement are listed here, starting from the most important. The column "Percentage of responders" refers to those that considered each outcome relevant during the Consensus Conference.