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What is the recommended treatment for scoliosis if I am 21?
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Size of the curve
Routine follow up until curve is proven nonprogressive.
45 degrees surgery maybe needed to prevent progressive deformity.

In brief: Size of the curve
Routine follow up until curve is proven nonprogressive.
45 degrees surgery maybe needed to prevent progressive deformity.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree
In brief: It depends...
There are multiple types of scoliosis.
The most common type in 21 year old patients is adolescent idiopathic scoliosis that was treated without surgery. The answer to your question depends on the severity of the curve. Most curve 40 degrees can be treated without surgery. Curves that show rapid progression or severe rotation may require surgery.

In brief: It depends...
There are multiple types of scoliosis.
The most common type in 21 year old patients is adolescent idiopathic scoliosis that was treated without surgery. The answer to your question depends on the severity of the curve. Most curve 40 degrees can be treated without surgery. Curves that show rapid progression or severe rotation may require surgery.
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Dr. Chintan Sampat
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