Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Scoliosis

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Scoliosis, Idiopathic in Adolescents

The AAFP recommends against the routine screening of asymptomatic adolescents for idiopathic scoliosis. (2004)

(Grade: D recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsaisc.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)