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Brother had kyphosis surgery 8 weeks ago with good recovery. Since yesterday, occasional sharp pain at top of back lasting a minute. What can this be?
Healing: Healing of neuromuscular tissue,realignment of posture causes it.......will clear up. ...Read more
Are the titanium instruments going to remain on my spine the rest of my life if I do a kyphosis surgery ?!
Most likely: Usually do remain in spine when for correction of curvature of spine. They help to maintain the correction. Complications such as infection, broken rods and screws may require removal of part or whole device. Most spinal fusions usually are intended to last forever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My brother had kyphosis surgery 6 days ago and is still unable to urinate. He's going home with a catheter. What can be the cause?
Here are some ...: It's not uncommon to develop temporary/permanent bladder dysfunction after spinal surgery of this nature. Either one, the care for such postop conditions remains the same, that is, to avoid any further bladder damage by bladder over-distention with indwelling catheter or clean intermittent self-catheterization (CISC). Medically, CISC does better for convenience & infection. For now, indweling is o ...Read more
After the kyphosis surgery, will the body remain mobilized like a robot forever ? No sports playing, no fast running, no sex, no gym, just passive ?
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my question is can I practice sports like football and running after performing a 48 degree kyphosis curve surgery?
In general, once : Your surgeon has assessed that you are fully healed and a year out from your surgery of this type, exercise is important and sports participation also plays a role except usually for contact sports. You should discuss this with your surgeon as to the appropriate activities as related to your specific condition. ...Read more
Hey! I've recently been diagnosed with Kyphosis and I was wondering how bad it has to be for them to do surgery? I'm only 18
70 degrees minimum: Typically surgeons will send patients for postural training prior to any contemplation of surgical intervention. The indications for surgery are a curve of 70 degrees or greater that is painful and unresponsive to conservative care. The surgery will straighten the kyphosis but does not guarantee pain reduction. ...Read more
Have scheurmanns kyphosis & options are to live with it or have it corrected via surgery, what would be the complications with getting surgery on it?
Multiple: The decision whether or not you are a candidate would be in part based upon an exam and appropriate imaging studies. It is a pretty large surgery, but reasonably safe In an otherwise healthy patient. Highest risk would be infection in about 1percent, pain despite surgery would also be risk and so it would be important to fully determine source of pain. Further discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
My kyphosis is 48degree and lordosis is 57 degree. Do I need any surgery for lordosis ? Or I should stick only to exercises?
Depends: This depends on multiple factors: surgeon's skill and skill of operating team & its efficiency, the type of curve, the size and extent of the deformity, how stiff it is, your bone density status, your weight, the amount of surgical blood loss, your neurologic status and your underlying medical status. Also depends whether it will be done from one approach or two or if it needs to be staged as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: It depends on the cause of the kyphosis. For example, kyphosis from an osteoporosis fracture is treated with a minimally invasive kyphoplasty, which has almost no recovery time. A kyphosis from a structural, non fracture deformity is similar to a scoliosis type surgery and has an approximate 12 week recovery until return to full activity. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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