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Scoliosis


Picture of scoliosis

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Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves abnormally from side to side (S-shaped or C-shaped) rather than being straight. The spine may also be twisted (rotated).

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
Last RevisedJuly 21, 2011

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