Scoliosis: incidence and natural history. A prospective epidemiological study.

  title={Scoliosis: incidence and natural history. A prospective epidemiological study.},
  author={Ewa Rogala and Denis S. Drummond and J F Gurr},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={60 2},
A prospective study was carried out of the incidence and natural history of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in 26,947 students. Data were obtained on 1,122 students with idiopathic scoliosis. The incidence of idiopathic scoliosis was 4.5 per cent. The female-to-male ratio was 1.25:1.0 over-all, but the ratio varied directly with the severity of the curve--that is, 1:1 for curves of 6 to 10 degrees, and 5.4:1 for curves of more than 20 degrees. Progression of the curve was determined by a two… CONTINUE READING

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