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Open Access Highly Accessed Editorial

The pendulum swings back to scoliosis screening: screening policies for early detection and treatment of idiopathic scoliosis - current concepts and recommendations

Theodoros B Grivas1*, Michael Timothy Hresko2, Hubert Labelle3, Nigel Price4, Tomasz Kotwicki5 and Toru Maruyama6

Author Affiliations

1 Director of the Trauma and Orthopaedic Department, “Tzanio” General Hospital of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece

2 Harvard Medical School, Attending Spinal Surgeon Boston Children Hospital, Boston, USA

3 University of Montreal, Attending Spinal Surgeon, Ste-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital, Montreal, Canada

4 University of Missouri Kansas City, Spine Section Chief, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, USA

5 Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland

6 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Saitama Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, Saitama, Tokyo, Japan

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Scoliosis 2013, 8:16  doi:10.1186/1748-7161-8-16

Published: 29 October 2013

Abstract

This editorial article initiates the school scoliosis screening thematic series of the Scoliosis journal. The various issues on screening policies are discussed; clinical and practical recommendations of setting up school screening programs are also described.