Early onset scoliosis: What the primary care provider needs to know and implications for practice

  title={Early onset scoliosis: What the primary care provider needs to know and implications for practice},
  author={Natalie Larson},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners},
  • Natalie Larson
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Purpose: The purpose of this article is to discuss the role of the primary care provider in the detection of and referral for early onset scoliosis. An overview of scoliosis including etiology, natural history, guidelines for physical examination, current practice for scoliosis screening, and available treatments will be discussed. Data sources: PubMed, OVID Medline, Psychinfo. Search terms: juvenile scoliosis, childhood onset scoliosis, early onset scoliosis, idiopathic scoliosis, and… CONTINUE READING
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