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What is congenital scoliosis?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Type of spine curve

There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones ( vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine.
Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues.

In brief: Type of spine curve

There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones ( vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine.
Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Congen defects spine

Congenital scoliosis occurs when one or more vertebrae develop abnormally with over or under development.
Fusion of whole or parts of vertebrae cause scoliosis as well. Thus asymmetric growth and scoliosis other systems of body can have congenital abnormalities as well at same time, including heart, kidneys, bowel, long bones, and ear development resulting in various syndromes.

In brief: Congen defects spine

Congenital scoliosis occurs when one or more vertebrae develop abnormally with over or under development.
Fusion of whole or parts of vertebrae cause scoliosis as well. Thus asymmetric growth and scoliosis other systems of body can have congenital abnormalities as well at same time, including heart, kidneys, bowel, long bones, and ear development resulting in various syndromes.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Spinal disorder

Congenital scoliosis generally speaking is the failure of one or more levels of thr spine to segment properly (form multiple vertebrae) or failure of the vertebrae to form at all (ie part of a vertebrae doesn't form. The aberrant growth that occurs results in a lateral curvature of the spine.

In brief: Spinal disorder

Congenital scoliosis generally speaking is the failure of one or more levels of thr spine to segment properly (form multiple vertebrae) or failure of the vertebrae to form at all (ie part of a vertebrae doesn't form. The aberrant growth that occurs results in a lateral curvature of the spine.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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