Test Findings
 

Scoliosis

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Overview

    • 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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      Scoliosis
       
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