What is the prognosis for various degrees of scoliosis in adolescents?
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Idiopathic scoliosis that develops in adolescents is not associated with increased mortality. Although there may be decreased body satisfaction, adolescent scoliosis is not associated with increased shortness of breath, severe back pain, or interference with activities of daily living (SOR: B, cohort studies).
Evidence Based Practice 16(4): 06.