The 5 types of Scoliosis and Surgery in Germany

What is scoliosis


Scoliosis means unnatural sideways spinal curvature with a progressive structural spinal condition. Hence, scoliosis bends unnaturally to the side.

We would say, most people are familiar with 3 types of scoliosis, but there exist 5 types of scoliosis that can develop: Read here about congenital scoliosis, cerebral palsy scoliosis, neuromuscular scoliosis, idiopathic scoliosis, and kyphoscoliosis. But every type of scoliosis has a different cause.

For example, approx. 7 mln people are diagnosed with scoliosis in the USA. Now let’s get to the 5 types of scoliosis in the next sections.

Congentital Scoliosis

What to know about congenital scoliosis:


  • It’s a Spinal Deformity
  • People are born with a congenital scoliosis
  • Medicine still doesn’t know why people are born with a bone malformation
  • The vertebras of the spine are curved or tilt

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Cerebral Palsy Scoliosis

As a result of brain damage, some children have developed cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy is a condition characterized by impaired muscle coordination. Many children with cerebral palsy can show significant signs of cerebral palsy scoliosis. Hence, cerebral palsy scoliosis is one of the types of scoliosis in children. Cerebral scoliosis is one of the types of scoliosis as a result of brain damage.

Sooner or later, most children with cerebral palsy scoliosis might need corrective surgery for scoliosis. However, Surgical Experts help you to find the appropriate clinic for scoliosis correction surgery for children in Germany.

Neuromuscular Scoliosis

Neuromuscular scoliosis is one of the worst scoliosis children or adults can develop. Because it can be triggered by muscle dystrophy, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, or Marfan syndrome.

So maybe, in most cases, neuromuscular scoliosis surgery is indicated. Hence, neuromuscular scoliosis counts also to the types of scoliosis with severe results if not treated in time.

Idiopathic Scoliosis

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that appears according to many studies in late childhood or adolescence. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is one of the most common teenage types of scoliosis.


Most children with idiopathic scoliosis get the diagnosis from their doctor between 11 and 18 years. Why that? Because girls are developing much more idiopathic scoliosis than boys. However, idiopathic scoliosis can develop in infants already. Hence, the diagnosis can be between the age of 11 to 18.

kyphoscoliosis surgery in Germany


Kyphoscoliosis is a combination of lumbar scoliosis and thoracic scoliosis. Kyphoscoliosis is one of the severe types of scoliosis and combines 2 types of scoliosis and kyphosis. You have a sideway spinal curve and an outward spinal curve. Hence, it’s called kyphoscoliosis, as you can see in the picture above.

As a result, most patients with kyphoscoliosis can develop difficulty in breathing, walking, standing straight up, sitting, and sleeping. More so kyphoscoliosis can develop severe pain over the years. There are 3 parts of the spine involved: The cervical (neck spine), thoracic (upper/middle back), and lumbar spine (lower back). However, in most cases, it requires scoliosis surgery with fusion surgery of the spine.


Kyphosis is a convex curvature of the spine. The spine has an outward curvature.  However, a spine that is curved more than 45 degrees is considered “excessive” and occurs in the thoracic and sacral regions. As a result, the upper back looks unnormal rounded.

There are 3 types of kyphosis: Scheuermann’s kyphosis, congenital kyphosis, and postural kyphosis. The most common kyphosis requires surgery which is spinal fusion surgery.

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Flexible scoliosis surgery and Scoliosis fusion surgery

VBT scoliosis surgery

A new promising technique of scoliosis treatment is Vertebral body tethering (VBT). However, not for everybody!

As it says, VBT is a new technique, and not every patient can benefit from it. Second, we like you to know that the manufacturers are still running trials and VBT is still not state-of-the-art. VBT systems with a cord are under heavy discussion at spinal congresses.

However, our cooperating spine surgeons use the most advanced system for flexible scoliosis surgery on the market. If you have questions: Contact us or call +49 176 2028 2223

Scoliosis Fusion Surgery

The spinal fusion for scoliosis is still state of the art if treatment with a brace and physiotherapy failed.

As surgeons by today are trying to find new ways in helping young patients with vertebral body tethering spinal scoliosis surgery is still the last option. However, fusion means bown joints of the spinal connection baking together by a rod system and screws.

Of course, it’s for every but spinal scoliosis surgery helps patients to improve their health and lifestyle.

Find the Best Clinics for Scoliosis in Germany

Contact us to be connected with the best clinics for scoliosis in Germany.


Patients want to know how and where to find the best clinics for scoliosis surgery. On top very fast and without any circumstances or effort.

Well, we got the solution for you!

Surgical Experts organize the clinic for the best scoliosis surgery in Germany. More so, we are cooperating for 15+ years with the best leading spine surgeons for scoliosis surgery in Germany. If you are an adult patient or if you have a child we organize the best scoliosis surgeon in Germany. However, our spine surgeons treat all types of scoliosis such as final fusion or vertebral body tethering.


Therefore, our spine surgeons in Germany got the experience and skills of treating all types of scoliosis. Of course, you will find our surgeons for scoliosis surgery at the best hospitals for spine surgery in Germany.