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Test Findings


October 21st, 2019


  • Look For

  • Lateral curvature of the spine.
Plain x-rays can be used to confirm the clinical diagnosis of scoliosis, to identify a cause, and to grade the severity of scoliosis.
  • Causes of Scoliosis

  • Congenital scoliosis
  • Neuromuscular diseases - cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, muscular dystrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth, polio, childhood paraplegia / quadriplegia
  • Connective tissue diseases - Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos, osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Infection - osteomyelitis, tuberculosis
  • Trauma
  • Tumour
  • Example

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