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treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae l4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degenerative discs l4 l5?

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
See ortho spine doc: You may need reconstructive or supportive surgery to prevent nerve damage if you have more than one vertebral body affected by the osteoarthritis. If this is a congenital issue an ortho spine doctor would give you the best advice on how to proceed safely

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