Scoliosis in Adults & Children - Is It All in the Family?

Hosted by David H. Clements, MD

Scoliosis was first diagnosed by Hippocrates in ancient Greece.  Of course technology advancements have much improved how scoliosis is diagnosed and treated. Today surgeons use genetic testing to better predict the understanding of and treatment for scoliosis.  This testing can give the doctor and the patient more information to guide their choices of treatments which will work best for them as individuals. Some patients need only flexibility exercises, others might need bracing, and a very small percentage will benefit most from surgery.

Join David Clements, M.D., when he answers your questions regarding scoliosis this week during eTalk.

Dr. Clements is the Director of the Cooper Orthopaedic Spine Surgery program, as well as the Director of the Cooper Scoliosis Program.  As an internationally recognized specialist on scoliosis, he is also an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and is board certified in orthopaedic surgery.  He is a leading contributor to the Scoliosis Research Society, and has written numerous chapters on scoliosis, as well as cervical and lumbar deformities in pediatrics.  He earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completed his fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He sees patients in Cherry Hill, Voorhees and Camden.