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A 38-year-old member asked:

how much time does it take to recover from scoliosis surgery?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Varies with surgery: Recovery time required after scoliosis surgery will vary from patient to patient and type of operation conducted.Multi-level spinal fusion is most common type of surgery used to correct the severe curvature associated with scoliosis. In some cases, however, adults with idiopathic or degenerative scoliosis might be able to have their condition altered with less invasive surgery.Have to ask surgeon

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the goals and expectations of scoliosis surgery?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Mend spinal curve: To correct and arrest progressive spinal curvature both functionally and cosmetically.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What will my activity restrictions be after scoliosis surgery?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Post surgery: This should be explained to you in detail by your surgeon and the staff.
CA
A 25-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me step-by-step procedure for scoliosis surgery?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Consult your surgeon: I recommend that you consult your surgeon as to what to expect during surgery and afterwards.
CA
A female asked:

Is scoliosis surgery possible without hardware, or instrumentation?

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Dr. Christopher Wong
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Scoliosis: most of the time if curve is severe hardware needed.
Sacramento, CA
A 59-year-old female asked:

How successful is scoliosis surgery?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Missing data: Scoliosis varies in intensity from very mild to extreme. Surgical approaches will also vary with the case. You are welcome to start over & include such things as location & degrees of curve, presence/absence of rotary horizontal component, age & health of the patient and proposed surgical approach. With these specifics a site reviewer can provide a better response.

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