Idiopathic Scoliosis in Adolescents

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
New England Journal of Medicine (Impact Factor: 55.87). 02/2013; 368(9):834-41. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMcp1209063
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A 12-year-old girl presents with her parents after a positive school screening for scoliosis. Physical examination reveals shoulder and torso asymmetry with trunk imbalance (i.e., shift from the midline). Neurologic and skin examinations are normal. How should the patient be evaluated and treated?

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