Development of trunk asymmetries and structural scoliosis in prepuberal school children in Malmö: follow-up study of children 10-14 years of age.


Trunk asymmetries were diagnosed at the age of 10 in school children (2,200 cases) in Malmö. A combined clinical-moiré screening program was used. Twenty-five percent of the girls and 19% of the boys had a positive forward bending test. A positive moiré asymmetry was seen in 13% of the girls and in 11% of the boys. More extreme moiré asymmetries were seen… (More)


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