Predicting scoliosis progression from skeletal maturity: a simplified classification during adolescence.

@article{Sanders2008PredictingSP,
  title={Predicting scoliosis progression from skeletal maturity: a simplified classification during adolescence.},
  author={James O. Sanders and Joseph G. Khoury and Shyam Kishan and Richard H. Browne and James F. Mooney and Kali D Arnold and Sharon J McConnell and Jeanne A Bauman and David N Finegold},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={
          540-53
        }
}
BACKGROUND Both the Tanner-Whitehouse-III RUS score, which is based on the radiographic appearance of the epiphyses of the distal part of the radius, the distal part of the ulna, and small bones of the hand, and the digital skeletal age skeletal maturity scoring system, which is based on just the metacarpals and phalanges, correlate highly with the curve acceleration phase in girls with idiopathic scoliosis. [] Key Method It was tested for intraobserver and interobserver reliability by six individuals on…

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