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  • W J Kane
  • Clinical orthopaedics and related research
  • 1977
Recently published prevalence studies of scoliosis reveal a disconcerting variability, largely due to the use of different diagnostic "cutting points", which are frequently unstated. A statistical analysis of the prevalence of moderate and severe scoliotic curves shows that the distribution of scoliotic curves conforms best to a log normal distribution.(More)
The onset of "idiopathic" scoliosis is gradual. It goes unnoticed by parent and child alike. The problem is often not detected until the curvature has progressed. Severe scoliosis has serious long-term systemic, cosmetic and psychologic effects. School-based screening programs are very effective in reducing the number of operations required. These programs(More)
Little documentation exists concerning the extent of functional disability in the hospitalized elderly and the impact of this disability on the care of these patients. A physician-led survey was conducted in a 400-bed community hospital of 279 patients aged 70 or more years. Considerable age-correlated disability was documented. Fifty-four percent of the(More)