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What does it mean to get scoliosis screening?

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Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Check for scoliosis

Scoliosis screening is done in schools for adolescents to check for any obvious abnormal spinal asymmetry or curvature on physical examination.
This may include a "hump" along the ribs - especially seen with forward bending, having 1 shoulder higher than the other, tight hamstrings, abnormal scoliometer measurement, etc. If an abnormality is suspected, then a referral to a physician is given.

In brief: Check for scoliosis

Scoliosis screening is done in schools for adolescents to check for any obvious abnormal spinal asymmetry or curvature on physical examination.
This may include a "hump" along the ribs - especially seen with forward bending, having 1 shoulder higher than the other, tight hamstrings, abnormal scoliometer measurement, etc. If an abnormality is suspected, then a referral to a physician is given.
Dr. Chintan Sampat
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Brief physical

A bief physical exam you bend over with arms in front of you like diving examiner looks for rib rotation rib humps xray to follow if the examiner sees a rib hump that might indicate scoliosis screening in his way is niether sensitive or specific.

In brief: Brief physical

A bief physical exam you bend over with arms in front of you like diving examiner looks for rib rotation rib humps xray to follow if the examiner sees a rib hump that might indicate scoliosis screening in his way is niether sensitive or specific.
Dr. Mark Weston
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