Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2021 Apr 1. Epub 2021 Apr 1.
The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Department of Education, 1600 NW 10th Ave #1140, Miami, FL 33136 University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, 1001 Health Sciences Rd, Irvine, CA 92617 University of Virginia School of Medicine, 1215 Lee St, Charlottesville, VA 22908 Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center Department of Orthopedics, Los Angeles, CA 90027.
Study Design: prognostic study, Level III.
Objective: (1) To determine the incidence and demographics of idiopathic scoliosis (IS) in a large cohort of children in a Southern California integrated healthcare system, (and 2) identify the demographic or clinical factors associated with the greatest risk of IS.
Summary Of Background Data: Although many authors have reported on the incidence and prevalence of IS in children, there have been few incidence studies in the United States on large, self-contained populations. Read More