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How long is surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Surgery

Depends on extent of curve, any complications, general health, etc.
Consult your orthopedic surgeon for more info.

In brief: Surgery

Depends on extent of curve, any complications, general health, etc.
Consult your orthopedic surgeon for more info.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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