Recommendations for participation in sports by patients with idiopathic scoliosis

Hopf C, Felske-Adler C, Heine J. Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb 1991 Mar-Apr;129(2):204-7

Presented is the recommendation of the “Arbeitskreis Skoliose” of the DGOT concerning the sporting activities for juvenile patients suffering from an idiopathic scoliosis. The main points of this concept are the desirable active participation in school sport activities and the ascertainment that restrictions are not necessary in scolioses up to 21 degrees. A special recommendation for operated patients predicates the begin of sport activities after one year postoperatively. The kind of sport must be recommended by the surgeon, high-performance sports cannot be tolerated in those patients. Precondition for these recommendations are regularly physical examinations by the orthopedic physician and standardized x-rays in standing position