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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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