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

Grivas TB, Hresko MT, Labelle H, Price N, Kotwicki T, Maruyama T - Scoliosis (2013)

Bottom Line: 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.

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Affiliation: Director of the Trauma and Orthopaedic Department, "Tzanio" General Hospital of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece. tgri69@otenet.gr.

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.

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Front page of the article on “Scoliosis” by EN Lambadarios, 1915.
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Figure 1: Front page of the article on “Scoliosis” by EN Lambadarios, 1915.

Mentions: It is interesting to refer to a 1915 article on scoliosis published in the periodical “The Primary School”, Figure 1, and entitled “Diseases of the School” by a well-known paediatrician and specialist on school Hygiene, [6]. In this article, based on extensive personal clinical experience and compared with similar research by at least 15 international contemporary north European experts, (see Table 1), [6], the author stated that idiopathic scoliosis is a “School Disease”. Only the clinical diagnostic criteria were mentioned in the article. For the aetiology, he principally implicated inappropriately manufactured class desks, faulty sitting attitudes of children and defective class illumination. As a preventive measure he even suggested a possible cancellation of writing practice for children in the first and second primary school classes! These views prevailed for the next three decades with schoolbooks picturing faulty sitting habits etc. Girl predominance was attributed to their added sluggish home activities, [6].


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

Grivas TB, Hresko MT, Labelle H, Price N, Kotwicki T, Maruyama T - Scoliosis (2013)

Front page of the article on “Scoliosis” by EN Lambadarios, 1915.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Front page of the article on “Scoliosis” by EN Lambadarios, 1915.
Mentions: It is interesting to refer to a 1915 article on scoliosis published in the periodical “The Primary School”, Figure 1, and entitled “Diseases of the School” by a well-known paediatrician and specialist on school Hygiene, [6]. In this article, based on extensive personal clinical experience and compared with similar research by at least 15 international contemporary north European experts, (see Table 1), [6], the author stated that idiopathic scoliosis is a “School Disease”. Only the clinical diagnostic criteria were mentioned in the article. For the aetiology, he principally implicated inappropriately manufactured class desks, faulty sitting attitudes of children and defective class illumination. As a preventive measure he even suggested a possible cancellation of writing practice for children in the first and second primary school classes! These views prevailed for the next three decades with schoolbooks picturing faulty sitting habits etc. Girl predominance was attributed to their added sluggish home activities, [6].

Bottom Line: 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.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Director of the Trauma and Orthopaedic Department, "Tzanio" General Hospital of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece. tgri69@otenet.gr.

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.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus