Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumors or neurofibromas to grow in the nervous system and under the skin. The are two distinct types of this disease:

  • Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1): More commonly occuring and causes spine deformities like scoliosis and tibial dysplasia
  • Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2): Associated with hearing and balance issues, with very little orthopedic manifestations

There is no cure for neurofibromatosis, but orthopedic treatment and careful monitoring can improve quality of life and manage symptoms.

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