Juan Carlos Rodriguez MD PhD Orthopedics - DrMDK.
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Host: What is scoliosis? Guest: Scoliosis is the curvature of the spine in the anterior-posterior range. Host: Okay. What is kyphosis? Guest: Kyphosis is the curvature of the spine. Host: Is that like the noted -- the hunchback -- did he have a kyphosis or scoliosis? Guest: Kyphoscoliosis, he had both. Host: He had a little bit of a both, but that hump would be -- Guest: That was Kyphosis. Host: That was a kyphosis -- to the lump? Guest: That will be scoliosis; that can be with a hump but a different hump. Host: If you have a leg that’s longer than the other leg, will you have a little bit of scoliosis? Guest: One other thing that you have -- be sure that you have leg-length discrepancy it is scoliosis -- leg length. Host: Let’s talk about the common age that you would have concern for scoliosis? Guest: Most common age people are adolescent case. Host: Adolescent, about what time would that be? Guest: In female it is 12-years-old, that will be the time they have the periods and in males, 14-years-old. Host: 14-years-old. What should a doctor at a routine exam should be looking for it -watch the kid walks, how he bends the spine; if it turns a little bit to the left and to the right, but if you notice kids, look at the back, it seems that, that little part of the shoulder -- and things like that, isn’t it like one shoulder, that part is a little higher than the other one, is that more? Guest: The part we usually see is the shoulder blade, one higher than the other one.
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