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Casting for Early Onset Scoliosis: A Physician’s Perspective

Pete Stasikelis MD – Shriner’s Hospitals for Children

Progressive infantile scoliosis (a type of early onset scoliosis) is a disease that can cause very significant breathing issues, even in early life. Normally, the lungs continue to develop until a child is at least eight years old. A significant spine deformity can also result in significant rib deformity. The combination of spine and rib deformity can result in a chest that gives the lungs no space in which to grow. Fortunately, treatment is possible. Read full article here.

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