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Information About Scoliosis

Scoliosis is the most common deformity of the spine. These resources describe the condition of scoliosis that causes an abnormal lateral curve of the vertebral column.

Scoliosis is the most common congenital deformity of the spine. There are several types of scoliosis, and treatment of the condition depends on the severity.

Definition: Infantile Scoliosis
Birth to 3 years

Definition: Juvenile Scoliosis
3 years to puberty

Definition: Adolescent Scoliosis
At or just after puberty

Definition: Adult Scoliosis
Over age 20

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis occurs when there is an abnormal spine curve. Treatment is determined by which children may have curve progression.

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