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  1. #1
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    Confused.

    My daughter is 9 and we went yesterday to the specialist to be checked for scoliosis. Which I thought she had. Anyway she had a straight spine but the vertebrea were twisted and it is causing a 10% rib hump using the scoliomemter. Has anyone ever heard of this. Our doctor was confused as well and said he had never encountered this as well. Does anyone have any information???


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    sed confused,
    What kind of doc are you seeing? Why did you think your daughter had/has scoli?
    SandyC

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    re confusion

    We went to the allergist for other minor problems and they thought she might have scoliosis. My regular physician sent me to a pediatric orthopedic surgen to be looked over. Well we went and they did different xrays etc. I had noticed maybe a year or so ago that she did have a slight hump in her back on one side. Well anyway the dr. stated that her spine was actually straight but her vertebrea were twisted or rotated and was causing the10% rib hump. He stated that he had never seen this before.

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    Hi and Welcome,

    I hope you find some answers about your daughter. It is odd that she has a rotation of her spine but no curve. My first question is what's causing the rotation? Does she have malformations in her spine that would cause them to grow that way? Did the ortho recommend a full-spine MRI? I hope so. An MRI will be able to tell you things, or at least rule out any serious problem with her spine. Very interesting. Please keep us posted on what you find.
    Carmell
    mom to Kara, idiopathic scoliosis, Blake 19, GERD and Braydon 14, VACTERL, GERD, DGE, VEPTR #137, thoracic insufficiency, rib anomalies, congenital scoliosis, missing coccyx, fatty filum/TC, anal stenosis, horseshoe kidney, dbl ureter in left kidney, ureterocele, kidney reflux, neurogenic bladder, bilateral hip dysplasia, right leg/foot dyplasia, tibial torsion, clubfoot with 8 toes, pes cavus, single umblilical artery, etc. http://carmellb-ivil.tripod.com/myfamily/

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