Overview and comparison of idiopathic, neuromuscular, and congenital forms of scoliosis


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010. All rights reserved. Scoliosis is really a physical finding, a lateral curvature of the spine. There are a number of potential causes, not all of which are related to a primary spinal deformity. For instance, if a patient has one leg longer than another, they will display a curved spine; otherwise their trunk would leave the pelvis at an angle, causing the individual to always look like they are leaning to one side. In a similar way, if an individual leans their back to one side, they will also show a scoliosis on a radiograph.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Alman, B

Published Date

  • January 1, 2010

Start / End Page

  • 73 - 79

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-4419-1406-4_4

Citation Source

  • Scopus