Idiopathic scoliosis: long-term follow-up and prognosis in untreated patients.

  title={Idiopathic scoliosis: long-term follow-up and prognosis in untreated patients.},
  author={S. Weinstein and D. Zavala and I. Ponseti},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={63 5},
  • S. Weinstein, D. Zavala, I. Ponseti
  • Published 1981
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
  • Two hundred and nineteen patients with untreated adolescent idiopathic scoliosis who were seen at the University of Iowa between 1932 and 1948 were studied, and recent information was available on 194 of the patients. The mortality rate was 15 per cent. Backache was somewhat more common in these patients than in the general population, although it was never disabling. The backache was unrelated to the presence of osteoarthritic changes on roentgenograms. Many curves continued to progress… CONTINUE READING
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