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Scoliosis: a review

Abstract:

The normal spine has a straight profile when seen from behind. Scoliosis occurs when this profile is deformed by a curvature which may appear in one or more segments. This curvature is associated with rotation and wedging of the vertebrae. In addition to the spinal curvature there may be prominence of the thorax or asymmetry of the shoulders and pelvis. The majority of cases present in adolescent females with no obvious cause. Spinal deformity presenting in younger children is much more likel...

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10.1016/j.paed.2013.09.014

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
Paediatrics and Child Health (United Kingdom)
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
1878-206X
ISSN:
1751-7222
URN:
uuid:5407dcd9-b5a7-46b3-a56a-fadf1a390156
Source identifiers:
439690
Local pid:
pubs:439690

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