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Is scoliosis contagious or genetic?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: See below

It is definitely not contagious, there is felt to be a strong genetic component.

In brief: See below

It is definitely not contagious, there is felt to be a strong genetic component.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Genetic

Though the exact mode of inheritance is unknown.

In brief: Genetic

Though the exact mode of inheritance is unknown.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: No

No scoliosis is skeletal deformity it is not contagious.
There is strong evidence that an abnormal gene is partially responsible for some forms of scoliosis. It is possible that genetic factors may influence important aspects of scoliosis such as the pattern of curvature (left versus right curves), the shape of the curve, and the risk of progression. It might be inherited.

In brief: No

No scoliosis is skeletal deformity it is not contagious.
There is strong evidence that an abnormal gene is partially responsible for some forms of scoliosis. It is possible that genetic factors may influence important aspects of scoliosis such as the pattern of curvature (left versus right curves), the shape of the curve, and the risk of progression. It might be inherited.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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