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How does structural scoliosis affect children differently than adults?

Structural scoliosis typically occurs in children who are still growing, especially before entering puberty. Most cases of structural scoliosis in adults were actually present in the patient's childhood, but not diagnosed until adulthood. However, untreated structural scoliosis can lead to spinal arthritis in adults.

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