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Table 5 Specific aims of conservative treatment during growth (strength of evidence VI–strength of recommendation C) at least 70% of agreement (SoE VI)

From: 2016 SOSORT guidelines: orthopaedic and rehabilitation treatment of idiopathic scoliosis during growth

Absolute aim of treatments Percentage
 Avoid surgery 90.70
 Improve aesthetics 86.05
 Improve quality of life 82.56
Degree of curve Primary aim Secondary aim
 Low Remain below 20° Remain below 45°
 Moderate Remain below 30° Remain below 45°
 Severe Remain below 45° Postpone surgery