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Journal Abstract
Epidemiology of Scheuermann's disease in children and adolescents
Michał Dziewulski, Waldemar Szymanik
Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2002; 4(6):752-757
ICID: 492632
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 5.85
Abstract provided by Publisher
Background. The main purpose o fan article is to draw attention to an important orthopedic problem – the Scheuermann’s disease. The subject should be of value not only to the orthopedic surgeons but also to pediatricians, rehabilitation specialists, physiotherapists and family practitioners. The main desire of the authors was to remind the most important facts of this disease and pay attention to the epidemiology.
Material and methods. Is this study, all patients hospitalized in Rehabilitation Center in Konstancin have been observed during the last 30 years, the pertentage of incidence of Scheuermann’s disease has been counted and the distribution made according to age, sex and home environment (village, city).
Results. The should visualise if the effectiveness of diagnosis and early hospitalization has been improved during last years, to show the ratio between both sexes in predisposition to Scheuermann’s disease and to explain whether the place of living has any impact at more common (better) diagnostic system. Also to prove that Scheuermann’s disease is very rare (controversial) before 10 years of age.
Discussion and conclusions. At the end the short discussion has been made with respect to most interesting international data.

ICID 492632
PMID 18034106 - click here to show this article in PubMed

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