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Title: Casting Technique for Infantile Scoliosis Treatment | Mr Jwalant S. Mehta

Types of Spinal Injectionsby te Spine Specialist
for Back and Neck Pain
Casting Technique for Infantile Scoliosis
Email Clinical
Secretary 44 785 0211939
Infantile Scoliosis
  • Infantile Scoliosis is the case of Scoliosis
    that is identified in the children below 3 years
    of age.
  • This condition characterized by the presence of
    an abnormal sideways curve of the spine in the
  • A rare condition, Infantile Scoliosis accounts
    for 1 of total Idiopathic Scoliosis cases.
  • While most cases of Infantile Scoliosis resolve
    spontaneously with the growth, some of them
    progress to develop severe deformity.
  • This gradual increase in the deformity is called
    Progressive Infantile Scoliosis which can be
    life-threatening for the children if not treated

Causes of Infantile Scoliosis
  • Being a case of Idiopathic Scoliosis, the exact
    causes of Infantile Scoliosis are to be
  • Abnormal positioning of the fetus in the
    uterus, the subsequent pressures on the spine and
    genetic inheritance are some of the possible
    theories which are supported by notable data
  • This Infantile Scoliosis can be detected within
    the first six months of the birth with a physical
    neurological examination, followed by MRI and
    X-ray, to determine the severity of the condition.

Diagnosis of Infantile Scoliosis  
  • The severity of the spinal deformity determines
    the treatment options for the condition.
  • Mild curves in an infant usually get resolved
    with time and growth, so these type of cases are
    treated with observation and careful monitoring
    that involves scanning and physical examination.
  • These cases also warrant future visits to the
    surgeon to make sure the condition is completely
    taken care of.

Treatment for Infantile Scoliosis
  • The cases of moderate to severe deformity are the
    ones with increased chances of progression and
    have to be treated with advanced surgery and
    other treatment techniques.
  • However, an infant is not an ideal candidate for
    the surgery and could also pose growth problems.
  • But the good news is that there are non-invasive
    treatments like Casting that is available for the
    infants that control this deformity without
    posing the growth problems

Casting Technique for Infantile Scoliosis
  • The baby has a cast applied to the body (trunk)
    down to the pelvis to prevent the rotation of the
    ribs and spine.
  • Holes are left open to ease the pressure off the
    abdomen and the chest. This process takes less
    than an hour is done on a special table with the
    baby is put under general anaesthesia during the
  • The cast is made up of fiberglass and has to be
    changed for every 8 weeks.
  • Each iteration gradually corrects the curvature
    by some degree and significant correction can be
    achieved in 2 years.

This casting procedure requires a highly skilled
team of surgeons with expertise in casting
technique. Heres Dr. Jwalant Mehta Convening
the Casting Technique Course for surgeons at
Annual Meeting ICC, Birmingham Dr. Mehta
specializes in treating infantile scoliosis with
casting, bracing and surgical methods depending
upon the age and severity of the condition. His
success record with non-invasive methods in
treating scoliosis has been well documented and
he has been treating a variety of Scoliosis cases
for years now.
Contact us
  • Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
  • BMI The Priory Hospital
  • Spire Parkway Hospital
  • Bromsgrove Private Clinic

Contact and Connect
  • Clinical secretary Samantha Leavy 44 785 021
  • Medico-legal secretary Jan Clarke 44 121
  • Spire Parkway Hospital 0121 704 5500
  • BMI NEC (National Enquiry Centre) 0808 101 0337
  • BMI Priory 0121 446 1638
  • Email
  • The appointments are booked through the clinic
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