Scoliosis is an “s” shaped deformity of the spine. It can be idiopathic, meaning the cause is unknown, which is the case in some teens; secondary to congenital anomalies present at birth; or a systemic/generalized skeletal problem, such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, etc.

Scoliosis treatment is fairly well standardized and takes into consideration the child’s age as well as the cause of scoliosis. It involves observation, bracing and, if these fail, surgery. Your pediatric orthopedic surgeon can help your family best decide which treatment plan is best for your child.

Marshall Orthopaedics

An outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital
Marshall University Medical Center
1600 Medical Center Drive
Ground Floor
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304-691-1262
Toll-Free Phone: 877-691-1600

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Marshall Orthopaedics - Ashland

King's Daughters Medical Center
Medical Plaza B
613 23rd Street, Suite G30
Ashland, KY 41101
Phone: 606-327-0036

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Marshall Orthopaedics - Teays Valley

300 Corporate Center Drive
1st Floor
Scott Depot, WV 25560
Phone: 304-691-6710

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