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(OBQ10.49) A 9-year-old boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy has increasing difficulty with ambulation. He denies back pain, difficulty sitting in a chair, or shortness of breath. Annual screening spine radiographs demonstrate a 20 degree thoracolumbar curve. Which of the following statements best describes the appropriate treatment plan for his scoliosis? Topic Review Topic

1. Given the poor prognosis, surgical treatment is not appropriate
2. Posterior spinal fusion should be performed before curve progresses beyond 30 degrees
3. Posterior spinal fusion should be performed if the curve progresses to greater than 55 degrees
4. Posterior spinal fusion should be performed if FVC drops below 60%
5. With appropriate bracing, curve progression and surgical treatment will most likely be unnecessary

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