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Safikhani Z, Fakor M, Astane M E, Hejazian L. Determination of different types of scoliosis based on the apex of the spinal curve in adolescents. yafte. 2007; 8 (2) :3-6
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Background: Scoliosis is a Greek word for crocked and is an often referred as an shape side to side curves of spine. The spinal column twists and rotates creating an uneven shoulder and a rib hump, which can lead to breathing problems as the heart and lungs became compressed. Early detection, can increase the chances of successful treatment. The treatment of scoliosis varies depending on severity of the curve however, treatment usually consists of either bracing or surgery. This study was conducted to find the frequency and to find out different kinds of scoliosis and their recommendation to a physician for the right time treatment. Materials and methods: We investigated 2433 cases include 1400 girls and 1033 boys from secondary high schools at Ahwaz. Sampling was carried out randomly and necessary equipments were used. Results: 42 cases (1.73%) out of total were scoliosis positive, of which 28 were girl and 14 were boy. The frequency of having 20 and 20-30 degrees scoliosis in female sample was 85.7% and 14.3% respectively and any cases with more than 30 degree were not found. However, in boys’ samples, the frequency of having 20, 20-30 and more than 30 degree scoliosis was 77.78%, 11.11%, 11.11% respectively. Conclusion: Scoliosis not only causes physical problems but also leads to various health problems like breathing and heart diseases. School screening can be a great help to us for early detection of scoliosis, which can have important role in society health.
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Received: 2013/01/15

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