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What should I do to get rid of the itchiness around my scar after scoliosis spinal surgery?

What should I do to get rid of the itchiness around my scar after scoliosis spinal surgery?

varies: The sensation of 'itchiness' can often accompany a wound that is healing, so it can be a good sign and usually resolves. I have had some patients who have reported success using creams with vitamin e in them. Thank you. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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After I get surgery from scoliosis, will I have a scar?

After I get surgery from scoliosis, will I have a scar?

Yes: The type of surgery will determine the location and size of the scar. ...Read more

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Dear Doctor. I have my scoliosis surgery late 2009. There is a long scar on my back. It was nothing and fine. However, it grew up the tissue.

Dear Doctor. I have my scoliosis surgery late 2009. There is a long scar on my back. It was nothing and fine. However, it grew up the tissue.

Keloid???: are you forming a keloid? if you are a trip to a plastic surgeon will help you. there is different ways to minimize the scar. see a plastic surgeon ...Read more

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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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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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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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Who qualifies for scoliosis surgery?

Who qualifies for scoliosis surgery?

Curve size : There are multiple considerations and I would not hesitate to be seen. That being said, and purely from a structural perspective, curves less than 45 degrees do not progress in adulthood and in general do not cause problems; where as curves over 45 degrees continue to progress and surgery is recommended. ...Read more

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What to do if I have scoliosis surgery?

Be compliant: There are a variety of surgical procedures we do on patients with scoliosis and so what to do after scoliosis surgery varies tremendously. You would certainly want to discuss this with your surgeon and be compliant with his postoperative protocol. Thank you. ...Read more

Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

A cicatrix is a scar. Scars normally form after any wound to the body's tissues, but abnormally thick or large scars on the ...Read more


Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is ...Read more