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Scoliosis quantification: an overview

Scoliotic curvatures have long been a focus of attention for clinicians and research scientists alike. The study, treatment and ultimately, the prevention of this prevalent health condition are impeded by the absence of an accurate, reliable, convenient and safe method of scoliosis quantification. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the current methods of scoliosis quantification for clinicians who address this condition in their practices. (JCCA 1997; 41(3):137-144)
Key Words: scoliosis, measurement, curve

Depuis longtemps, les courbures scoliotiques attirent l’attention des cliniciens et des chercheurs. L’absence d’une méthode d’évaluation de la scoliose précise, fiable, et sans risque freine l’étude, le traitement et la prévention de cette anomalie répandue. Cet article vise à donner aux praticiens qui doivent traiter cette malformation un aperçu des méthodes courantes d’évaluations. (JCCA 1997; 41(3): 137-144)
Mots-clés: scoliose, estimation, courbure

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