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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

Dr. Edward Hellman
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What is congenital scoliosis?

What is congenital scoliosis?

Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones ( vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine. Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues. ...Read more

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What can I do about congenital scoliosis?

Orthopedic follow up: Congenital scoliosis should be followed closely by an orthopedic doc that treats scoliosis. The issue is usually that one side of the spine grows faster than the other due to failure of one or more segments to separate or form. It progresses over time as the child grows. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to correct congenital scoliosis thru minimally invasive method?

This depends how: Severe the scoliosis is. If it is mild, postural and bracing can help correct it slightly. However, if it is advanced, there is not much that can be done with minimally invasive procedures. ...Read more

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Is it true that congenital scoliosis is life threatening?

Not typically: not typically. The two exception to that are if the curve has been allowed to progress to an exceptionally large degree that it effects lung or cardiac function, which is quite rare nowadays. Or two, if the patient has other associated conditions with the scoliosis such as congenital heart or kidney problems which can be seen in a small percentage of cases. ...Read more

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I'v a 10 yrs. Old daughter who has an s shape congenital scoliosis more than 45*, there was no noticable progress & no pain. What are the options?

Early and often care: Although there has been no progression yet, with your daughter at age 10 and either early in puberty or not even entering puberty yet, now is the time to be very aggressive about monitoring for changes and intervening early. This is not a little 10 degree curve - she is already at 45, and you don't want much progression before you would get agressive with early therapies. See spine doctor often! ...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 dangerous is congenital scoliosis for 14 yr old?

How dangerous is congenital scoliosis for 14 yr old?

Depends severity: Congenital scoliosis can progress like idiopathic scoliosis during periods of growth.Spinal surgery depends on severity of curve. Surgery would be indicated with congenital scoliosis other body systems affected. Cardiac, kidney, and bowel abnormalities have increased incidence with congenital scoliosis. ...Read more

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20years ago had l-4 spinal fusion for congenital scoliosis now as an adult uncontrollable pain. What do you recommend?

20years ago had l-4 spinal fusion for congenital scoliosis now as an adult uncontrollable pain. What do you recommend?

Work up: You need to see a spine specialist to get some tests done to see if you have adjacent levels degeneration. Usually pt and injections are first course of treatment. ...Read more

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Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

Treatment  42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis  + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

See ortho spine doc: You may need reconstructive or supportive surgery to prevent nerve damage if you have more than one vertebral body affected by the osteoarthritis. If this is a congenital issue an ortho spine doctor would give you the best advice on how to proceed safely ...Read more

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Can you tell me step-by-step procedure for scoliosis surgery?

Not in this space : Not in this space limited area. However, there are several great websites such as spineuniverse.Com or spinehealth.Com or medical society websites like the north american spine society or the scoliosis research society that will have multiple resources that you can review. I'm sure you can even find a video online of a typical surgery but there are several different types that may be done. ...Read more

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What is the scoliosis procedure like. I am very nervous.?

It depends: What kind of procedure you going to have, most of them are big surgery and take long time, there some there are some complications involved. The risk factors are improved quite bed. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a 7 year old daughter with vcfs and 52 degree lumbar scoliosis. Growing rods have been recommended. What should we expect after this procedure?

I have a 7 year old daughter with vcfs and 52 degree lumbar scoliosis. Growing rods have been recommended. What should we expect after this procedure?

Check this out: There are a lot of stories and testimonials here. Bear in mind that scoliosis surgery 15 years ago was very different than it is today... http://www.srs.org/patient_and_family/patient_stories/angela.htm. ...Read more

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What are the levels of severity of scoliosis?

3 generally used: Mild, moderate and severe are terms generally used to describe this deformity with curves over 50 to 60 degrees entering the severe range while under 25 -30 degrees are mild with moderate are in between. ...Read more

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Can a scoliosis under 10 degrees on the back level thing be bad?

Can a scoliosis under 10 degrees on the back level thing be bad?

Scoliometer: The degrees are measuredoff standin full length xrays not the scoliometer level thingy is for screening purposes to help with you need a xray treatment descions ar made offcobb measurements on standing xray 10 degrees is not severe but needs a xray to make treatment decsions. ...Read more

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I have posterior spurring at the L2-3 & L3-4 levels..and scoliosis convex to the left..what does this mean?

Welcome to aging!: Most humans over the age of 40 will have small overgrowths of bone at the edge of the vertebra (spine bone); these are called "osteophytes " or "spurring" Many studies have shown that the presence/absence of spurring does not correlate very well with the presence/ absence of back pain. Scoliosis = abnormal curve of the spine; this curve may alter muscle mechanics which can predispose to backache ...Read more

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X-ray: mild left convex cervicothoracic scoliosis w/reversal of upper cervical lordosis. Minimal subluxation is evident at c3-4 level. Should i worry?

Scoliosis : Mild scoliosis, min subluxation may not mean anything depending on actual numbers. Many people can have very small spinal asymmetry. Reversal of lordosis may be a sign of spasm. Either way i think you are getting the idea that one would need to see the actual films. An even more important question is why you got the films in the first place: your symptoms and your neuro exam. ...Read more

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Pinching pain in my right hamstring severe 7-9 pain level ?

Pinching pain in my right hamstring severe 7-9 pain level ?

Strained muscle: the most likely reason for your discomfort is a strained hamstring muscle putting pressure on a nerve and giving you the discomfort. Please see your healthcare provider if the problem persists or worsens. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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