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Why do people with Marfan syndrome develop scoliosis?

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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Loose ligaments

Over half of people with marfan's get scoliosis, but only about a third of these need treatment.
It results from loose connective tissue which makes scoliosis more likely.

In brief: Loose ligaments

Over half of people with marfan's get scoliosis, but only about a third of these need treatment.
It results from loose connective tissue which makes scoliosis more likely.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Connective tisssue

Marfans syndrome is a genetic condition that affects the body's connective tissue.
The development of scoliosis in marfan's is caused by abnormally loose ligaments of the spine and rapid growth of children with marfan's.

In brief: Connective tisssue

Marfans syndrome is a genetic condition that affects the body's connective tissue.
The development of scoliosis in marfan's is caused by abnormally loose ligaments of the spine and rapid growth of children with marfan's.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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