J. Valavanis

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AIMS To explore the impact of bracing on the perceptions of body image, happiness and satisfaction of adolescents with scoliosis. DESIGN The study was designed as compare of 134 girls and 16 boys who wore a Boston type brace for scoliosis treatment and a control group of 99 healthy girls and 51 healthy boys. All them were secondary school pupils living in(More)
A randomly selected sample of 3494 children evenly representing a total population of 37 391 schoolchildren aged between eleven and twelve was screened for idiopathic scoliosis by the bending test. Ten per cent of the children showed clinical evidence of scoliosis and 6.4 per cent had positive radiological findings. Small curves were equally distributed(More)
Idiopathic scoliosis (IS) is known to result in lung volume and pulmonary compliance reduction. Boston brace treatment of IS is an additional factor causing restrictive respiratory syndrome due to external chest wall compression. Nevertheless, the immediate effect of Boston bracing on the pulmonary compliance of scoliotic patients has not been studied(More)
An epidemiological survey of idiopathic scoliosis derived by school screening in Greece has shown a three-fold rise in prevalence rate from 1% in 6-year-olds to more than 3% in 15-year-olds. Moderate curves (with a Cobb angle of 10 degrees to 19 degrees) are the most common curve magnitude encountered in both boys and girls. Typical curves (right thoracic,(More)
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