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
July 21, 2011
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
& Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
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