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Spinal deformity and athletics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18277259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exercise and athletic competition for the young individual has become increasingly more important in society. Scoliosis and Scheurmann kyphosis are spinal deformities prevalent in up to 2% to 3% and 7% of the population respectively, requiring nonoperative and occasionally operative treatment. Curve progression and patient physiologic age dictate treatment regimens. Bracing and physical therapy is the mainstay for nonoperative treatment, whereas soft tissue releases and fusion with instrumentation are used for operative correction. Athletic activity and sports participation is usually allowed for patients undergoing nonoperative treatment. Return to sport after surgical correction is variable, often decided by the treating surgeon, and based on the level of fusion and sporting activity. Although most treating surgeons promote some form of activity regardless of treatment modality chosen, caution should be taken when deciding on participation in collision activities such as football and wrestling.
Jonathan R Schiller; Craig P Eberson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sports medicine and arthroscopy review     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1538-1951     ISO Abbreviation:  Sports Med Arthrosc     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-15     Completed Date:  2008-03-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9315689     Medline TA:  Sports Med Arthrosc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  26-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics, Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Health Status*
Kyphosis / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  therapy
Scoliosis / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  therapy
Spinal Diseases / diagnosis*,  physiopathology

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