Idiopathic scoliosis and epidemiology: a narrative review

  • F. Kakridonis MD
  • E. Pappa MD PhD
  • I. Papanikolaou MD MSc
  • I. Trantos MD
  • I. Chatzikomninos MD
Keywords: Idiopathic Scoliosis, Epidemiology, Pathogenesis


Idiopathic scoliosis is a problem that affects a great number of patients of all ages causing pain, imbalance and prohibiting the development of the angular curve. Idiopathic scoliosis causes a number of alterations in the spine that can result in cardio- respiratory failure and mobility issues. In this review, we study the latest literature publications regarding the starting age, the types of scoliosis and the pathogenesis of the disease. We also analyze the epidemiological factors of the syndrome according to the current literature.


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Author Biographies

F. Kakridonis MD

KAT General Hospital, Athens, Greece

E. Pappa MD PhD

KAT General Hospital, Athens, Greece

I. Papanikolaou MD MSc

KAT General Hospital, Athens, Greece

I. Chatzikomninos MD

KAT General Hospital, Athens, Greece


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