A 55-year-old member asked:
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Can the spine curve after having scoliosis surgery?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It can deform or curve above or below the part of the spine treated (fused, made stiff). Less commonly, if the implants are removed (for some reason) the curve can worsen.
Answered on Jul 6, 2015
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