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

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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Dr. Edward Hellman
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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 taller will scoliosis surgery make me?

Depends....: Surgery for scoliosis will indeed make you taller. Your expected increase in height will depend on the severity of the scoliosis. Your surgeon may be able to give you an estimate based on your available imaging studies. ...Read more

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How much would a scoliosis correction surgery cost?

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

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

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

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

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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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How much does it cost for surgery of the spine(scoliosis)?

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 more

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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. ?

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. ?

In scoliosis surg-: -it involves correcting the curve as well as correcting rotational deformity as well. The process involves changes in rib orientation 2 each other, some stretched apart, some R compressed in relationship 2 the adjacent ones. So it would seem ok, as long as it was not of sudden onset. I would let Ur surgeon kno about this. ...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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