Monday, September 10, 2007

Hey Clinic: Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis in a 2 year old

We saw a 22 month old young boy back in clinic this week who has infantile idiopathic scoliosis with about a 20 degree curve.  He does not appear to have any congenital scoliosis, which would typically show up with mis-shapen vertebra.  His pediatrician astutely picked up on this curve on a well-child visit, and noticed the thoracic hump.  The child had a normal delivery and has hit all of his normal developmental milestones.


Infantile idiopathic scoliosis (IIS) is rare, and usually does very well without treatment.


Even little kids can get scoliosis!!


Lloyd A Hey, MD MS

The Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery


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