Scoliosis is an inescapable comorbidity in SMA type II. A single center experience


Scoliosis is the most debilitating and unresolved problem in SMA type II patients. We present data of progression of scoliosis and treatment in a cohort of 20 SMA type II patients followed in the last fifteen years (2002–2017) in our Neuromuscular Unit. Medical records were collected prospectively. In all patients brace was prescribed since Cobb angle in sitting position was ≥20°or in case of marked kyphosis. All patients underwent systematical X-Ray, functional and pulmonary assessments. Seventeen of 20 patients (age range 2–20 y) have scoliotic curve.


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