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Scoliosis-Adult & Pediatric

Adult Scoliosis

Adult scoliosis is the abnormal curvature of the spine giving the spine an “S” or “C” shape in a skeletally mature person. Larger curves cause discomfort while smaller curves usually do not cause any problems. In most cases, the exact cause remains unknown.

Pediatric Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a medical condition characterized by an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine, either to the left or to the right. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a type of scoliosis that occurs in children between 10 to16 years of age. The term “idiopathic” means that the cause of scoliosis is unknown; the exact cause of idiopathic scoliosis is unknown in most of the cases, but there seems to be a genetic predisposition. The incidence is higher among girls when compared to boys.

Other Conditions & Procedures List

  • Morristown Medical Center
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery