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  1. Relation between adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and morphologic somatotypes.

    Article - En anglais

    Study Design

    A prospective and controlled comparative study.


    To verify the difference in morphologic appearance between a group of adolescents with progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and a control group of normal adolescents. of Background Data.

    In a previous retrospective study, the possibility of a relation between progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and specific morphotypes was demonstrated.


    Fifty-two adolescent girls with progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis were compared with an age-matched control group of 62 unaffected girls using a classification technique based on morphologic somatotypes.

    Morphotypes were evaluated with standardized pre-established criteria based on Sheldon's technique.


    Patients with progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis showed significantly less mesomorphism (mean value of 0.88 ± 0.51) than control girls (mean value of 1.72 ± 0.52).


    Adolescent girls with progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis have a morphologic somatotype that is different from the normal adolescent population.

    Subjects with progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis are significantly less mesomorphic than control girls.

    This observation may be of value as a predictive factor for early identification of subjects with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis at greater risk of progression.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Scoliose, Idiopathique, Adolescent, Homme, Analyse corrélation, Morphologie, Etude longitudinale, Femelle, Technique, Somatotype, Epidémiologie, Rachis, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Déformation

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Scoliosis, Idiopathic, Adolescent, Human, Correlation analysis, Morphology, Follow up study, Female, Technique, Somatotype, Epidemiology, Spine, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Deformation

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0018270

    Code Inist : 002B15F. Création : 17/04/1998.