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Doctor insights on: Recovery Time Kyphosis Surgery

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Kyphosis (Definition)

Kyphosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine forward, giving the ...Read more


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What is the recovery length after having surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

What is the recovery length after having surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

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 more

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70 degrees kyphosis Age 20 What's the normal angle? And can it be corrected without surgery ?

70 degrees kyphosis 
Age 20
What's the normal angle?
And can it be corrected without surgery ?

Kyphosis: An orthopedic specialist in spinal abnormalities is best qualified to evaluate and treat your kyphosis which sounds significant. He/she will advise you about braces and other treatment modalities. ...Read more

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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

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

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70 degrees kyphosis What's the risk and complications of correct surgery? And if the kyphosis don't get worsen is it need surgery?

70 degrees kyphosis
What's the risk and complications of correct surgery?
And if the kyphosis don't get worsen is it need surgery?

Recommendation : If you really have 70 degree of kyphosis at age of 19 years you better go to surgery. It can prevent lung and heart problems in your future. Risk of complications still less significant than risk of development other problems : lung , heart, vascular. ...Read more

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If I have kyphosis and scoliosis, should I have corrective surgery?

If I have kyphosis and scoliosis, should I have corrective surgery?

Size counts: Usually surgery is for curves over 50 degrees in people who are of the appropriate health to undergo such a surgery. A spine surgeon can assess the need for any corrective surgery. ...Read more

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Why nobody invented a better surgery to straighten up the spine for those who suffer with kyphosis after the age of 20? Nobody wants titaniums in !

Why nobody invented a better surgery to straighten up the spine for those who suffer with kyphosis after the age of 20? Nobody wants titaniums in !

Good point: Hopefully someday they will. Maybe one day you will contribute to that development. All that being said, surgery for kyphosis has come a long way with many patients who undergo surgery getting remarkable correction and improvement in their quality of life. Thank you. ...Read more