Keep Your Child's Back in Line with Scoliosis Insight from HSS

Stamford Daily Voice—June 14, 2016

In a recent article published in the Stamford Daily Voice, Daniel W. Green, MD, MS, FAAP, FACS, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, answers questions about different types of scoliosis.

Dr. Green explains that, "There are three different forms of scoliosis. The most common type is idiopathic scoliosis. In the case of adolescents, the spine is curved in one or more planes and has no known cause. Neuromuscular scoliosis results from abnormalities of the muscle-nerve pathways of the body, and is regarded to be highly severe in patients with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, and paralysis. Finally, congenital scoliosis results from improper vertebrae formation. This form of scoliosis is often present at birth."

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