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What does it mean to have biphasic scoliosis?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: This is not a formal

This term "biphasic" is not a normal term when used to describe a scoliosis.
There are several different types of scoliosis classified on their causes (idiopathic, congenital, neuromuscular) & then we describe scoliosis based on its location and appearance on radiographs or x-ray(thoracic, thorcolumbar, lumbar, cervical, - single curve, double curve, major curve, minor curve, kyphoscoliosis, etc.

In brief: This is not a formal

This term "biphasic" is not a normal term when used to describe a scoliosis.
There are several different types of scoliosis classified on their causes (idiopathic, congenital, neuromuscular) & then we describe scoliosis based on its location and appearance on radiographs or x-ray(thoracic, thorcolumbar, lumbar, cervical, - single curve, double curve, major curve, minor curve, kyphoscoliosis, etc.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics
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In brief: Scoliosis

Scoliosis is defined as curving of the spinethe term "biphasic scoliosis" is not a term that I am familiar with however what they could have meant is that you have two curvatures of your spine (thus having scoliosis) in opposite directions (one area of your spine curving to the left and the other curving to the right in the shape of an s).

In brief: Scoliosis

Scoliosis is defined as curving of the spinethe term "biphasic scoliosis" is not a term that I am familiar with however what they could have meant is that you have two curvatures of your spine (thus having scoliosis) in opposite directions (one area of your spine curving to the left and the other curving to the right in the shape of an s).
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