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Will scoliosis ever have a cure?

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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Scoliosis: By definition is a sideways- and rotational deformity of the spine. It isn't a scoliosis if it doesn't have a curve, and it is always called a scoliosis if the curve greater than 10 degrees; delow that number, the degree is so mild, that we typically do not even mention it.

Answered 1/21/2019

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Dr. Edward Hellman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

I believe so: I do believe that there will someday be a cure for scoliosis, and maybe not so far in the future. It is thought that there is a strong genetic link to scoliosis. There are over 50 genetic markers that can currently be used to predict how likely a curve will progress. So hopefully we will have our answers and cures soon. Thank you for the question.

Answered 3/7/2013

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