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my daughter

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:37 AM in Scoliosis
My 16yr. old daughter was diagnosed with scoliosis several months ago. She was having chest pain so xrays were done and we wee told her ticker is good however she has a t11 44 degree curve. I have taken her to 2 specialists and both have said do nothing. She also has something wrong with her hips. I wonder if the hips displacia has anything to do with her scoliosis.


  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. only a doctor can answer that for you.. talk to one if you are concerned. :-C good luck! Jenny :)
  • Rocky, at 44 degrees, her curve is borderline for surgery. What you need to ask is the likelihood of her curve progressing, which I suspect is probably fairly high. If she has no pain, there is no urgency however, the younger the patient, the smoother the ride through this kind of surgery, the better the correction and the quicker she'll be back to a normal life.

    I don't know if the hip problem is connected to the scoliosis.

    If you've seen two specialists and they both agree she's not yet a candidate for surgery, then it's probably because either they don't think it will progress or, the curve is still quite small combined with a lack of pain and there is plenty of time.

    Were both the specialists, specialists in scoliosis surgery?

    Just don't let her ignore it for the rest of her life, like I did. Getting her curve measured to keep an eye on its progress, is what's needed, at least every couple of years.

    You will probably have lots of other questions, please fire away. I am no expert, but have plenty of experience. ;)
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