A 42-year-old member asked:
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i am 4'7 and i was born with scoliosis. does having scoliosis have anything to do with me being short and having a short neck?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Can reduce height: Scoliosis can contribute to shorter height, depending on severity of curvature. With shortness sometimes bone dysplasia contributes. Have you been worked up for genetic cause?
Answered on Jul 13, 2014
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: There are some cases of scoliosis that are associated with other musculoskeletal disorders. Klippel-feil syndrome, for example, is a condition in which patients have a partially fused, short neck and 60percent of them also have an associated scoliosis. Consider being seen.
Answered on Aug 15, 2014

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