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
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics