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    new diagnosis for 20 week son

    I have suspected the last few weeks possible scoliosis (no family history on either side) for my son and just received results from xrays. He has a "rib hump" on right side, left chest protrudes further out than right and entire torso goes towards his right when flat. He started PT for torticollis on Monday as well.

    Xray reads ~ approx 15 degree dextroscoliosis of thoracolumbar spine

    we have appt May 9th (soonest we could be seen) by Dr Schmitz in Atlanta , Childrens Orthopedics with Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta

    what should we expect, advice?

    thanks for any responses
    jennifer

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    Hi Jennifer,

    I just wanted to mention to you that there is another website run by ISOP (Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Project) which you might find very useful.

    It is www.infantilescoliosis.org

    All the parents there are dealing with, or have dealt with, the diagnosis of scoliosis in an infant or very young child.

    Best of luck to you.
    mariaf305@yahoo.com
    Mom to David, age 16, braced June 2000 to March 2004
    Vertebral Body Stapling 3/10/04 for 40 degree curve (currently holding in mid 20's)
    Under the care of Dr. Randal Betz since 2004
    http://www.spineandscoliosis.com/the...dal-r-betz-md/

    Link to VBS Website: www.vertebralstapling.com

    Janet Cerrone, PA to Dr. Betz jcerrone@spineandscoliosis.com or (609) 912-1500

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    Thanks, I just joined!

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    Glad I could help
    mariaf305@yahoo.com
    Mom to David, age 16, braced June 2000 to March 2004
    Vertebral Body Stapling 3/10/04 for 40 degree curve (currently holding in mid 20's)
    Under the care of Dr. Randal Betz since 2004
    http://www.spineandscoliosis.com/the...dal-r-betz-md/

    Link to VBS Website: www.vertebralstapling.com

    Janet Cerrone, PA to Dr. Betz jcerrone@spineandscoliosis.com or (609) 912-1500

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