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Specifically designed for spinal curvature issues, the Acta-Back® Wheelchair System increases comfort and support for users with kyphosis, scoliosis and lumbar problems.
Singapore, Jan 31, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - At KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), a five-year old girl with severe curvature of the spine was among the first in Southeast Asia to have a "titanium rib" implant.
Medical researchers estimate that moderate to severe scoliosis can decrease overall life expectancy by 14 years, a stunning statistic to say the least. Now, a new genetic laboratory test can predict if a child's scoliosis will become a moderate or severe problem.
When parents are told their babies' scoliosis needs treatment, they often try bracing first. If that fails, they need surgery to place metal rods in their backs with spinal fusion later on. These children face the risk of complications from the surgery and their backs and chests may be stiff for life.