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    What is the test actually measuring?

    I wonder what the test actually measures. I've read over and over that tall people are at a much greater risk for curve progression. Here is a mention from the Jamaican study.

    Observations on idiopathic scoliosis aetiology and natural history in Jamaica

    It was found that the idiopathic scoliosis patient was consistently above the average height for her age group and that the normal growth spurt appeared earlier in the idiopathic group than in other children.
    Height seems to be a risk factor for curve progression and might be an important trait that Scoliscore looks for.
    Last edited by Dingo; 11-19-2009 at 10:22 PM.

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