CBS3 Reports New Advances in Helping Teens with Scoliosis

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Lindsay Gordon is a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania freshman. She does planks every evening to help keep her core and back strong, due to her diagnosis of scoliosis. At age 12, doctors noticed a curve in her spine during a regular checkup appointment.  She wore a brace for 4 years, 20 hours each day.

According to Jack Flynn, MD, Chief of the Division of Orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Lindsay was able to avoid surgery because it was caught early.

Dr. Flynn discusses recent advancements in technology that allows for new and better ways to treat scoliosis. Watch the segment on CBS.

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