Escoliosis

La curvatura anormal de la columna vertebral se llama escoliosis y generalmente comienza al inicio de la pubertad y progresa durante el período de crecimiento rápido. La mayoría de las escuelas de los Estados Unidos donde se imparten los primeros años de secundaria hacen exploraciones rutinarias para detectar escoliosis, porque si se descubre temprano se puede prevenir la curvatura progresiva de la columna. La escoliosis afecta a las muchachas con mucho mayor frecuencia que a los muchachos.Escoliosis

Revision

Last reviewed 4/16/2013 by C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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