A 5-year epidemiological study on the prevalence rate of idiopathic scoliosis in Tokyo: school screening of more than 250,000 children.

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A 5-year epidemiological study on the prevalence rate of idiopathic scoliosis in Tokyo: school screening of more than 250,000 children.

J Orthop Sci. 2011 Jan;16(1):1-6

Authors: Ueno M, Takaso M, Nakazawa T, Imura T, Saito W, Shintani R, Uchida K, Fukuda M, Takahashi K, Ohtori S, Kotani T, Minami S

School screening for scoliosis is a powerful tool that can be used to identify children who may have scoliosis. There have been no reports on the recent prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis in Japan since 1988.

PMID: 21293892 [PubMed – in process]