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Scoliosis

  • By: Anjan P. Kaushik B.S., Francis H. Shen M.D. & Dino Samartzis D.Sc., M.Sc., Dip. E
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Scoliosis is a skeletal defect characterized by abnormal curvature of the spinal column away from the midline. Neuromuscular disease and congenital malformations can cause scoliosis, but most cases are idiopathic, or without a known cause. Cases often present in adolescence ...

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