Idiopathic Scoliosis Definition

Scoliosis is a term used to describe an abnormal curvature of the spine, which can be caused by developmental, congenital or idiopathic problems. Most scoliosis cases have no known cause, which are termed as idiopathic scoliosis. This form of scoliosis is by far the most common category, and its incidence among patients 10 to 18 years old accounts for 80% of all scoliosis cases.