My sons ped tried to tell me that scoliosis wasn't hereditary. But i knew something was wrong with him when his overall's wouldn't stay one shoulder, so i kept pressing him until he sent us to an orthopedic surgeon. Sure enough my youngest had infantile scoliosis. We are still monitoring it and and the last time we had xrays he had appeared to out grow it...
diagnosed at the age of 5. Wore milwaukie brace with boston girdle from 2nd grade until 8th, had first spinal fusion/harrington rod surger upper back, 1983. Brace was taken off after healing.
In 1987 discovered lower back needed surgerie as well, had 1st rod replaced and 2nd put in.
I have a 6 yo son who was diagnosed with infant scoliosis at the age of 1. Seems to have outgrown but we are monitoring.