Do not screen adolescents for scoliosis.
AAFP Recommendation: http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/clinical/exam/scoliosis.html
This recommendation is provided solely for informational purposes and is not intended as a substitute for consultation with a medical professional. Patients with any specific questions about this recommendation or their individual situation should consult their physician.
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