Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Scoliosis Evaluation

The evaluation of scoliosis begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with scoliosis may include:

  • Curved spine
  • Abnormal shape of the ribcage
  • One shoulder may appear higher than the other

Tests may be necessary to make the diagnosis of scoliosis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate scoliosis include:

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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