Understanding the Lenke Classification for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)

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For over 20 years, the Lenke classification has been used as a standard to describe and classify scoliosis patterns in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Based on this classification, patients are given a treatment recommendation, which is usually surgical. The Lenke classification has proven to be a reliable and reproducible classification for patients with AIS; however, it still proves to be complex in daily clinical practice. This study presents a simple approach to the Lenke classification for AIS patients that is easier to understand and to apply.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-236
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
Issue number4
Early online date2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2023

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