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Is scoliosis fatal?

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Dr. John Smith
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: No

Scoliosis in itself is not fatal.
Only is its most extreme forms, without treatment, can it impact the function of your heart and lungs (curves more than 100 degrees). This can be avoided by recognition and by surgical treatment if the curves are greater than 50 degrees.

In brief: No

Scoliosis in itself is not fatal.
Only is its most extreme forms, without treatment, can it impact the function of your heart and lungs (curves more than 100 degrees). This can be avoided by recognition and by surgical treatment if the curves are greater than 50 degrees.
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Not usually

Some forms of juvenile/ infantile scoliosis can result in impaired respiratory function and thoracic insufficiency.
This is not the typical case however.

In brief: Not usually

Some forms of juvenile/ infantile scoliosis can result in impaired respiratory function and thoracic insufficiency.
This is not the typical case however.
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