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Can scoliosis surgery stop you from growing?

Can scoliosis surgery stop you from growing?

Yes: Surgical treatment of scoliosis usually involves correction and fusion of the curvature which would halt growth in these segments of the spine. However, in a growing adolescent or child, a large portion of overall growth occurs at the growth zones in the legs and arms, which remain unaffected. ...Read more

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I have congenital scoliosis surgery question, any suggestions?

I have congenital scoliosis surgery question, any suggestions?

Yes: Yes you could see an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty for the treatment of scoliosis. Also, if you list your specific question on healthtap, i will try to look for it and answer it if i can. Thank you. ...Read more

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Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult? .

Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult?

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Talk to MD: You have to find out wether the scoliosis is affecting the child. In severe cases scoliosis can cause pain and interfere with breathing. In minor cases it is detectable on examination, but is not interfering with the patient's lifestyle. If it is the latter case you may not need surgery at all. Talk to your md about options. ...Read more

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How much will I be able to grow after scoliosis surgery?

Depends: It really depends on your age and the number of segments that are fused. If you are nearly skeletally mature you may actually be taller after the spine is straightened. ...Read more

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Had scoliosis surgery 10 months and my body is still leaning and my left shoulder is sometimes lower than my right. When will this stop or go away?

Had scoliosis surgery 10 months and my body is still leaning and my left shoulder is sometimes lower than my right.  When will this stop or go away?

Depending on how-: -severe the curve was, it is not always completely corrected. There R limits as 2 how much a fusion can correct. Also it sounds like U had surgery done past Ur growth ceasing. But talk 2 Ur surgeon about this. The image is of a young girl still growing,but hard 2 C on this image. ...Read more

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Will my butt stop sticking out after scoliosis surgery ?

Will my butt stop sticking out after scoliosis surgery ?

Ask your surgeon: At the age of 40 you are dealing with an adult deformity, not adolescent scoliosis. You have to discuss with your surgeon what the aim of the proposed deformity surgery is. If you are concerned about the appearance of your pelican region discuss it and make the decision with your surgeon about what the surgery is designed to accomplish. ...Read more

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Does having scoliosis surgery disqualify you for the u.S. Military?

Does having scoliosis surgery disqualify you for the u.S. Military?

See:: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/spine.htm ** "Any surgical fusion of spinal vertebrae (P81.0) is disqualifying."** disqualifying ...Read more

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What happens in scoliosis surgery?

What happens in scoliosis surgery?

Yes: It varies somewhat, but the general idea with scoliosis surgery is as follows. A form of instrumentation is implanted into the spine, the spine is then straightened out using the instrumentation, the instrumentation is then locked in this straightened position, and the spine is fused in this corrected position. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Who qualifies for scoliosis surgery?

Who qualifies for scoliosis surgery?

Curve size : There are multiple considerations and I would not hesitate to be seen. That being said, and purely from a structural perspective, curves less than 45 degrees do not progress in adulthood and in general do not cause problems; where as curves over 45 degrees continue to progress and surgery is recommended. ...Read more

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What to do if I have scoliosis surgery?

Be compliant: There are a variety of surgical procedures we do on patients with scoliosis and so what to do after scoliosis surgery varies tremendously. You would certainly want to discuss this with your surgeon and be compliant with his postoperative protocol. Thank you. ...Read more

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