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Is the development of babies with scoliosis impaired?

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Dr. Jason Huffman
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Possibly

The most common type of scoliosis is known as idiopathic and is the kind usually diagnosed in teenagers.
It is more unusual for a baby to have scoliosis. Scoliosis in a baby is often associated with another diagnosis and depending on that diagnosis the child's development may not be normal. Any baby with scoliosis should be evaluated by a specialist in pediatric orthopedics.

In brief: Possibly

The most common type of scoliosis is known as idiopathic and is the kind usually diagnosed in teenagers.
It is more unusual for a baby to have scoliosis. Scoliosis in a baby is often associated with another diagnosis and depending on that diagnosis the child's development may not be normal. Any baby with scoliosis should be evaluated by a specialist in pediatric orthopedics.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Possible

If there is a congenital scoliosis there is a higher risk of other organ system involvement that may affect development such as cardiac or heart issues, renal or kidney issues or neurologic issues like brain or spinal cord problems .
This last category may cause scoliosis not related to the congenital type.

In brief: Possible

If there is a congenital scoliosis there is a higher risk of other organ system involvement that may affect development such as cardiac or heart issues, renal or kidney issues or neurologic issues like brain or spinal cord problems .
This last category may cause scoliosis not related to the congenital type.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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