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Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that most often is diagnosed in adolescents. While scoliosis can occur in people with conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most childhood scoliosis is not known. - The Mayo Clinic

Deep Dive into Scoliosis


About Scoliosis

Children who have mild scoliosis are monitored closely, usually with X-rays, to see if the curve is getting worse. In many cases, no treatment is necessary. Some children may need to wear a brace to stop the curve from worsening. Others may need surgery to straighten more serious curves. Visit the Mayo Clinic for more information.

Maryland Treatment Centers

The John Hopkins Children's Hospital multidisciplinary team of experts delivers personalized orthopaedic care to children from birth through adolescence, from head to toe. Using the latest research to guide our work, with a singular focus on the unique needs of growing patients, our physicians use the most innovative solutions to the most complicated cases. For more information visit the John Hopkins Children's Hospital.

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