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Idiopathic Scoliosis in Adolescents: Screening

Release Date: June 2004

This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.

Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendation

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against the routine screening of asymptomatic adolescents for idiopathic scoliosis. 

The USPSTF recommends against the service. There is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits

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Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

There is no Clinical Summary for this recommendation.

Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Idiopathic Scoliosis in Adolescents: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.

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