Spinal deformities in tall girls

Acta Orthop Scand. 1985 Apr;56(2):155-7. doi: 10.3109/17453678508994344.

Abstract

In a prospective study, 62 girls who consulted the paediatric department because of tall stature were examined for spinal deformities. Thirteen cases of scoliosis measuring 10 degrees or more were found. Eighteen girls had a thoracic kyphosis of more than 40 degrees and 11 had additional vertebral abnormalities indicating Scheuermann's disease. The incidence of scoliosis and Scheuermann's disease was much higher in our material than normal.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Body Height*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kyphosis / diagnosis
  • Kyphosis / epidemiology*
  • Norway
  • Prospective Studies
  • Scheuermann Disease / diagnosis
  • Scheuermann Disease / epidemiology
  • Scoliosis / diagnosis
  • Scoliosis / epidemiology*
  • Sex Factors