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my child has a curved posture and we plan to buy an orthopaedic chair for him. i wonder if those chairs are effective and can help to fix ones posture

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Doubtful: Have your child checked by an orthopedist to see if he has scoliosis. He may need a brace rather than a chair.
Dr. Peter Tomasello
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
See below: Back bracing for scoliosis is usually done if the curve is greater than 20 degrees . I would seek a orthopaedic spine surgeon that specializes in pediatrics for recommendations . There are too many factors involves to give you in a brief text message

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Last updated Apr 22, 2014

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