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I have scoliosis but my husband doesn't; will our children?
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: There is a chance
There is a genetic component with this deformity higher with both parents having it and tending to be more severe if.
From dad rather than mom. Just make sure the pediatrician screens the kids during their check ups. It is not that uncommon but only 1% need surgery.

In brief: There is a chance
There is a genetic component with this deformity higher with both parents having it and tending to be more severe if.
From dad rather than mom. Just make sure the pediatrician screens the kids during their check ups. It is not that uncommon but only 1% need surgery.
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
In brief: Not necessarily
Scoliosis is not always inherited.

In brief: Not necessarily
Scoliosis is not always inherited.
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