What is done during scoliosis spinal surgery?

Many things . Careful positioning to avoid pressure on certain body areas, various monitoring device placement like nerve & oxygen levels, blood loss control techniques, appropriate imaging when indicated, careful counting & assessment of levels operated on, careful handling of all tissues, avoiding too much stress with instrumentation on the bone interfaces & on over lentghening the spinal cord & a correct fix.
Fusion. Usually is an spinal fusion.Many factors to be consider depending upon how many levels are to be fused.Depending upon the surgeon preference spinaql instruments are used such as rods, screws and bone graft, the bone used is usually a combination of you own bone(autograft) with bone bank(allograft) and some subtances that enhance bone healing and of course correction of the.

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Can I bungee jump after a spinal surgery for scoliosis which was done 15 years ago?

We don't know you. I think you are going to have to talk to your spine surgeon who will be familiar with your surgery, your condition etc. to know. Read more...
Ask your surgeon. If possible, you should ask your surgeon about the stability of your surgical repair. Bungee jumping can be a big stress on your body. He would know better than anyone how well prepared you are to deal with that. Good luck, and if you get to go, have fun! I've always wanted to do that. Read more...

Is scoliosis spinal surgery bad for your flexibility?

Yes. Scoliosis surgery is performed as a fusion. This result in ablation of motion of the involved segments. The more segments involved the more restriction of back motion. Read more...
Fused not flexible. The reason for scoliosis surgery is to correct the deformity and/or prevent any worsening. To do this, a fusion is done which essentially stops any motion through those fused areas. However, flexibility in terms of bending can be maintained by keeping your leg and hip muscles flexible . Read more...

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

Will resolve in time. This is a common feeling around any surgical scar for about 1-3 months as the nerves near the incision regenerate and heal. If the incision is red or has fluid discharge this can be signs of a wound infection, but infections typically cause more pain/tenderness than itching. Read more...
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...