The spinal curvature in patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) causes an asymmetry of upper body postural alignment, which might affect postural balance.


Postural balance was tested on a force plate, in 26 female subjects with AIS (12-18 years old; preoperative Cobb-angle: 42-71°; single curve n = 18, double curve n = 6) preoperatively, at 3 months and 1 year postoperatively.


AIS subjects did not demonstrate greater COP velocities than controls during the double-leg standing tasks.


Postural balance one year after surgery did not improve as a result of the better spinal alignment, neither did the reduced range of trunk motion inherent to fusion negatively affect postural balance.

Références bibliographiques :

Schimmel JJ et al. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and spinal fusion do not substantially impact on postural balance. Scoliosis. 2015 Jun 9;10:18. doi: 10.1186/s13013-015-0042-y.

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