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Infantile idiopathic scoliosis: can it be prevented?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6643567     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The changing incidence of idiopathic scoliosis in 672 patients who attended the Edinburgh Scoliosis Clinic between 1968 and 1982 inclusive is reported. Of these patients, 144 had infantile, 51 juvenile and 477 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Thirty-seven of the infantile curves progressed and 107 resolved. The relative frequency of both progressive and resolving infantile idiopathic scoliosis (given as a percentage of the total number of patients with idiopathic scoliosis) declined from 41.75 per cent in the four years from 1968 to 1971, to four per cent in the three years from 1980 to 1982. It is suggested that infantile idiopathic scoliosis is a preventable deformity and that the position in which the infant is laid may be a causative factor.
M J McMaster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0301-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Publication Date:  1983 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-01-07     Completed Date:  1984-01-07     Revised Date:  2010-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375355     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  612-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Facial Asymmetry / etiology
Infant Care
Retrospective Studies
Scoliosis / etiology,  prevention & control*

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