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When does a curved spine need surgery?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 45-50 degrees

In general, surgery for scoliosis becomes a consideration when the curve reaches 45-50 degrees.

In brief: 45-50 degrees

In general, surgery for scoliosis becomes a consideration when the curve reaches 45-50 degrees.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Depends

This depends on multiple factors including: the kind of curve ie the cause, the location, the size or magnitude, neurologic status----your age, your underlying health including your bone density and nutritional status as well as underlying medical problems and the risks of no treatment v surgery.

In brief: Depends

This depends on multiple factors including: the kind of curve ie the cause, the location, the size or magnitude, neurologic status----your age, your underlying health including your bone density and nutritional status as well as underlying medical problems and the risks of no treatment v surgery.
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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.
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