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Kyphosis or scoliosis==which is a bigger medical problem for a teenager?
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Usually scoliosis
More scoliosis in teen ager than kyphosis.

In brief: Usually scoliosis
More scoliosis in teen ager than kyphosis.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Hard to say
It is hard to say and is primarily based upon the size of the spinal deformity.
In general, severe cases of scoliosis are much more likely to cause medical problems such as heart or lung failure than kyphotic deformities. Thank you for your question.

In brief: Hard to say
It is hard to say and is primarily based upon the size of the spinal deformity.
In general, severe cases of scoliosis are much more likely to cause medical problems such as heart or lung failure than kyphotic deformities. Thank you for your question.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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