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How Much Will I Be Able To Grow After Scoliosis Surgery
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wide variations: The details of the extent of necessary correction and possible organ involvement and other issues would make big differences. Also, the area of the country and specifics about the hospital and surgeon's policies and any coverage you might be entitled to. In my opinion, it's too wide a range to even guess. Ask local providers and hospitals. Best! ...Read more
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 ...Read more
It varies: It varies quite a bit depending on the approach, the number of bones being fused, the amount of implants needed, the length of the procedure, the need for intensive care, the length of hospitalization and rehabilitation. Your spine specialist should be able to give you an estimate, taking into account your specific curve and proposed options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
16 y/o female. I recently had surgery for scoliosis. For the past few days I have had a pain around my right ribs. Hurts more when I lay down. ?
Body is adjusting: How recently was the surgery. If it was in the past several months this may be the muscle structure around the ribs that are adjusting to the new realignment of your spine after surgery. Our bodies are designed to keep our eyes in a horizontal position. Any changes to the curvature of the spine will cause adjustments to be made at multiple levels and may cause compensatory soreness or pain. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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