Decision Aid Summary

Title Scoliosis: Should I (or My Child) Have Surgery?
Audience People (or parents of a child) considering surgery for scoliosis.
Options included Schedule surgery to treat scoliosis.
Don't schedule surgery yet.
Schedule regular checkups to see if the curve is getting worse.
Children may wear a brace to keep the curve from getting worse.
Year of last update or review 2015
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Scoliosis
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.