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Table 7 Strength of treatments scheme (STS) (strength of evidence V–strength of recommendation B): it reports all the possible treatments that can be proposed for idiopathic scoliosis graduated from the less to the most demanding (both in terms of burden on

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

   Low Moderate Severe
   Min Max Min Max Min Max
Infantile   Obs3 Obs3 Obs3 TTRB TTRB Su
Juvenile   Obs3 PSSE PSSE FTRB HTRB Su
Adolescent Risser 0 Obs6 SSB HTRB FTRB TTRB Su
Risser 1 Obs6 SSB PSSE FTRB FTRB Su
Risser 2 Obs6 SSB PSSE FTRB FTRB Su
Risser 3 Obs6 SSB PSSE FTRB FTRB Su
Risser 4 Obs12 SIR PSSE FTRB FTRB Su
Adult up to 25 y   Nothing PSSE Obs12 SIR Obs6 Su
Adult No Pain Nothing PSSE PSSE SIR Obs12 HTRB
Pain PSSE SSB PSSE HTRB PSSE Su
Elderly No Pain Nothing PSSE Obs36 PSSE Obs12 HTRB
Pain PSSE SSB PSSE HTRB PSSE Su
trunk decompensation Obs6 SSB PSSE PTRB PSSE Su