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what is done during scoliosis spinal surgery?

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Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Fusion: Usually is an spinal fusion.Many factors to be consider depending upon how many levels are to be fused.Depending upon the surgeon preference spinaql instruments are used such as rods, screws and bone graft, the bone used is usually a combination of you own bone(autograft) with bone bank(allograft) and some subtances that enhance bone healing and of course correction of the.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Many things : Careful positioning to avoid pressure on certain body areas, various monitoring device placement like nerve & oxygen levels, blood loss control techniques, appropriate imaging when indicated, careful counting & assessment of levels operated on, careful handling of all tissues, avoiding too much stress with instrumentation on the bone interfaces & on over lentghening the spinal cord & a correct fix.

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What can be done for an anal fissure after two operation of anal dilatation?

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Sphincterotomy: After less invasive approaches fail (such as dilation and medication), a lateral sphincterotomy (cutting of the internal anal sphincter) can be performed to help heal the fissure.
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What are something I can do to overcome the pain from scoliosis?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
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Examination: Normally scoliosis is not a painful condition. It would help to know your age range. For the adolescent and adult whose curve has stabilized, if you are having pain you should see your spinal surgeon for andcevalustiom. Trearment may be as simple as exercising and bracing. There may be other conditions that may be contributing to your pain. Surgery may be required. Examination should be performed.
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I am taking 60 mg phenobarbital daily after my skull tumor operation in 1995. What precautions should I take for my daily routine?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
Ask yourself why: Was it a skull tumor or brain tumor? Why was the drug started in the 1st place? For seizure prevention? Have you ever had a seizure? Do you still need it? If you still need a seizure med, why phenobarbital? That's a bad drug for adults: bad for your bones, not great for your liver either. Go see a neurologist and ask him/her to reassess everything.
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Highly dependent: On what surgery you are having.

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