Care for the Smallest Spines: A Guide to Pediatric Scoliosis and Kyphosis

Children with spinal deformities benefit from early detection and appropriate treatment, whether that means monitoring, bracing or surgery. Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Ishaan Swarup, MD, breaks down the two most common conditions and explains key tools – from smartphone scoliometers to well-positioned X-rays – to increase diagnostic accuracy and efficiency. He clarifies which patients should be referred and offers educational resources to share with parents.

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Dr. Ishaan Swarup is a fellowship-trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who evaluates and treats infants, children, and young adults with a wide spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions. His areas of interest include general pediatric orthopaedics ...

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