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Vol. 17 - Num. 66

Childhood and Adolescence PrevInfad/PAPPS Group

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis screening

M.ª Jesús Esparza Olcinaa, Jaime García Aguadob, Ana Martínez Rubioc, José María Mengual Gild, Manuel Merino Moínae, Carmen Rosa Pallás Alonsof, Francisco Javier Sánchez Ruiz-Cabellog, Julia Colomer Revueltah, Olga Cortés Ricoi, José Galbe Sánchez-Venturaj, Francisco Javier Soriano Faurak

aPediatra. CS Barcelona. Móstoles. Madrid. España.
bPediatra. CS Villablanca. Madrid. España.
cPediatra. CS de Camas. Sevilla. España.
dPediatra. CS Delicias Sur. Zaragoza. España (coordinador).
ePediatra. CS El Greco. Getafe. Madrid. España.
fServicio de Neonatología. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
gPediatra. CS Zaidín Sur. Granada. España.
hDepartamento de Pediatría, Obstetricia y Ginecología. Unidad de Pediatría. Universidad de Valencia. Valencia. España.
iPediatra. CS Canillejas. Madrid. España.
jPediatra. CS Torrero La Paz. Zaragoza. España.
kAsociación Española de Pediatría de Atención Primaria. Pediatra. CS Fuensanta. Hospital General Universitario de Valencia. Valencia. España.

Correspondence: MJ Esparza. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Esparza Olcina MJ, García Aguado J, Martínez Rubio A, Mengual Gil JM, Merino Moína M, Pallás Alonso CR, et al. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis screening. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2015;17:e159-e179.

Published in Internet: 19-06-2015


The present paper provides the results of the review on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis screening.

There is no agreement among the different scientific societies involved on the issue of recommending or not the universal systematic screening of this condition.

An analytic framework is provided with the involved clinical questions to be answered. The prevalence and natural history are described. The studies on screening tests and treatment effectiveness are appraised. The existent data on effectiveness of screening programs are provided, as well as their risk-benefits balance and cost-effectiveness.

The recommendations of international expert groups are reported.

The group PrevInfad considers that the risks of universal adolescent idiopathic scoliosis screening outweigh the benefits so we suggest not to do systematic screening.


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