Evaluation of the preferences of Turkish spine society members towards adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treatment
Kara, Gokhan Kursat
Camurcu, Ismet Yalkin
Kizilay, Yusuf Onur
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CitationTURAN K,KARA G. K,ÇAMURCU İ. Y,KIZILAY Y. O,UYSAL Y,AYDINLI U (2020). EVALUATION OF THE PREFERENCES OF TURKISH SPINE SOCIETY MEMBERS TOWARDS ADOLESCENT IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT. Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery, 31(4), 196 - 200. Doi: 10.4274/jtss.galenos.2020.339
Objective: Controversies exist in the follow-up and treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Thus, it is important to identify the attitudes of physicians from a national perspective to determine the status and problems associated with AIS treatment. This study aimed to evaluate the preferences of the Turkish Spine Society (TSS) physicians towards AIS treatment by investigating differences in AIS monitoring and treatment through a web questionnaire survey. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional observational study employed a simple questionnaire focusing on AIS, which was created using Survey Monkey. Twenty questions, which were deemed as the most controversial topics of AIS, were constructed by the authors. A consensus was considered when 70% of the respondents provided the same answer. Results: A consensus was obtained among TSS physicians for using brace as conservative treatment and the brace was used 22 hours daily. Most TSS physicians agreed about the surgical indication of AIS; however, there was a disagreement about the indication of brace treatment. Conclusion: TSS physicians had a consensus on using brace in AIS treatment. However, there was a disagreement towards the indication of the brace treatment. The results demonstrated a consensus about surgical management and surgical experiences. However, a disparity existed about the time by which activities and contact sports are allowed.