Topic Overview

The Risser sign helps measures the risk that a curve in the spine
(scoliosis) will get worse, or progress. It measures
how much mature bone has developed (ossification) in the upper rim of the
pelvis (iliac crest). Values range from 0 (least ossification and greatest risk
of progression) to 5 (complete ossification and least risk of progression).
This is determined by an
X-ray.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD – Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer Robert B. Keller, MD – Orthopedics

Current as ofMarch 21, 2017

Current as of:
March 21, 2017