The prevalence and radiological findings in 1347 elderly patients with scoliosis.

Nov 16, 2011 by

Hong JY, Suh SW, Modi HN, Hur CY, Song HR, Park JH.

J Bone Joint Surg Br.  2010; 92: 980-983.

PMID: 20595118.

In a mere 3 pages, this large cross-sectional epidemiological study on elderly volunteers (not patients) provides a solid amount of radiographic data, statistical analysis, and review of related epidemiological literature.  This population-level picture is important for estimating healthcare needs and serving as a reference framework when assessing individual patients.

web:  http://web.jbjs.org.uk/cgi/content/abstract/92-B/7/980

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