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How long does it take to have scoliosis back surgery?
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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Depends on severity
The procedure can take anywhere from 3 or 4 hours, to much longer. It depends on the severity of the curve, how many segments need to be fused, and if there are any congenital anomalies that need to be addressed (ie.
In brief: Depends on severity
The procedure can take anywhere from 3 or 4 hours, to much longer. It depends on the severity of the curve, how many segments need to be fused, and if there are any congenital anomalies that need to be addressed (ie.
Hemivertebrae).
Dr. Greg Khounganian
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: 6 to 8 hours
The time is variable and depends on the number of vertebra involved, the degree of curvature and associated developmental deformities and the surgical techinque used to correct the deformity.
The length of time that surgery takes is important, but performing the procedure in an efficient and proficient manner is of the upmost important.

In brief: 6 to 8 hours
The time is variable and depends on the number of vertebra involved, the degree of curvature and associated developmental deformities and the surgical techinque used to correct the deformity.
The length of time that surgery takes is important, but performing the procedure in an efficient and proficient manner is of the upmost important.
Dr. Will Moorehead
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