compensatory scoliosis

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Compensatory scoliosis is a spinal curve in the coronal plane which disappears when the patient sits. It may be caused by either a short leg or a pelvic tilt due to abduction or adduction contracture of the hip.

There is no underlying structural abnormality.

Last reviewed 01/2018