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who is the foremost specialist in the world on nonscoliotic congenital abnormalties of the spine in shape or extra vertebrae?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Depends on who you : Ask but a fellowship trained , board certified orthopedic spine surgeon will fit your needs in terms of evaluating and treating a spinal deformity. In your area, you can start with your own doctor for a referral or at the nearest university medical center.
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Lawrence lenke st louis MO
Dec 27, 2012

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