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Influence of an in-patient exercise program on scoliotic curve.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1308886     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In 107 patients with idiopathic scoliosis radiographs were performed under standard conditions immediately before and immediately after a 4-6 week in-patient exercise program at the Katharina-Schroth Hospital. The average angle of curvature as measured by the Cobb technique was 43.06 degrees (standard deviation = 22.87) before treatment and 38.96 degrees (SD = 23.00) after treatment. An improvement in the curve of 5 degrees or more was found in 43.93% of the patients, 53.27% were unchanged and in 2.8% the curve increased by 5 degrees or more. Altogether the improvements in curvature were highly significant. These results show that even in severe scoliosis the magnitude of the curve can be reduced by a specific rehabilitation program of physiotherapy.
Authors:
H R Weiss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Italian journal of orthopaedics and traumatology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0390-5489     ISO Abbreviation:  Ital J Orthop Traumatol     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-10-18     Completed Date:  1993-10-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7511480     Medline TA:  Ital J Orthop Traumatol     Country:  AUSTRIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  395-406     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Katharina Schroth Klinik, Spinal Deformities Rehabilitation Center, Sobernheim, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Child
Exercise Therapy*
Female
Hospitalization
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Scoliosis / radiography,  rehabilitation*
Treatment Outcome

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