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Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a lateral C-shaped or S-shaped curve of the spine that begins during the adolescent growth spurt. This PrimeView highlights the diagnosis of AIS, which relies on measurement of the Cobb angle, and the possible mechanisms underlying the deformity.

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Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Nat Rev Dis Primers 1, 15063 (2015).

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