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Recovery Time Kyphosis Surgery
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
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
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
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 !
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
How long will it take to be up and walking again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?
It's fast: Depending on patient's age & health status as well as whether it is single or 2 stage procedure, usually by the next day after surgery one will try at least to dangle the patient's legs off the bed or even sit in chair. From that point, walking begins as soon as tolerated to minimize risk of blood clots in legs & lungs as well as any other lung issues. If a 2 stage procedure it may be after 2nd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The next day: Barring complication, we strongly encourage patients to be up walking and working with physical therapy as soon as possible, usually the day after surgery. This reduces the likelihood of periopertive complications such as pressure sores, blood clots, and pneumonia. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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