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A 44-year-old member asked:

Anyone have scoliosis from hemihypertrophy?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Yhis can be a flexible vompensatory umlbar curve from a leg length discreancy correct with a shoe lift not to be confused with adolescent idiopathic scoli.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: You can definitely have scoliosis related to hemihypertrophy. Hemihypertrophy refers to an asymmetry in the size and mass of the two sides of the body. This can definitely contribute to scoliosis. Thank you for the question.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Anyone coping with scoliosis from hemihypertrophy?

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Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Not me: But i recognize the problem. Your one side is more developed muscularly than the other, and the weaker side is less able to support your spine, so you can start to bend toward the side with more muscle. This can be painful. The best solution if the condition is not very advanced is to keep the more developed side well stretched and work to strengthen the weaker side. Pt will help. Avoid bracing.
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