Epidemiology of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

  title={Epidemiology of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.},
  author={Markus Rafael Konieczny and H{\"u}sseyin Senyurt and Ruediger Krauspe},
  journal={Journal of children's orthopaedics},
  volume={7 1},
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a common disease with an overall prevalence of 0.47-5.2 % in the current literature. The female to male ratio ranges from 1.5:1 to 3:1 and increases substantially with increasing age. In particular, the prevalence of curves with higher Cobb angles is substantially higher in girls than in boys: The female to male ratio rises from 1.4:1 in curves from 10° to 20° up to 7.2:1 in curves >40°. Curve pattern and prevalence of scoliosis is not only influenced by… CONTINUE READING