Stature and idiopathic scoliosis. A prospective study.

  title={Stature and idiopathic scoliosis. A prospective study.},
  author={Iain Archer and Robert A. Dickson},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={67 2},
A study of 130 scoliotic children with curves measuring 10 degrees or more has been performed in order to elucidate the importance of stature, growth and development. Girls with adolescent idiopathic curves measuring 15 degrees or more were taller than girls with smaller idiopathic curves and taller than those whose scoliosis was secondary to leg-length inequality (pelvic tilt scoliosis). No differences were observed as regards growth velocity or development. The increased standing height may… CONTINUE READING

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