Antonios Akriotis

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INTRODUCTION Trunkal back asymmetry is considered very important for the selection of children at risk of developing scoliosis. Traditionally, this asymmetry as thoracic or lumbar hump is the main indicator for referral of subjects with idiopathic scoliosis (IS) to clinics from school-screening programs. This asymmetry is also used as the most important(More)
BACKGROUND All lateral spinal radiographs in idiopathic scoliosis (IS) show a Double Rib Contour Sign (DRCS) of the thoracic cage, a radiographic expression of the rib hump. The outline of the convex overlies the contour of the concave ribs. The rib index (RI) method was extracted from the DRCS to evaluate rib hump deformity in IS patients. The RI was(More)
Methods 11,832 (5,855 males, 5,977 females) children and adolescents (5-17 years old, mean age: 11.34±2.79) were screened at their school for TBSA and/or scoliosis. The Prujis scoliometer was used to examine the students in standing, and sitting, forward bending positions. If at least one of the child’s measured angles was equal to or exceeded 6 or 7(More)
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