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Is scoliosis spinal surgery bad for your flexibility?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Dr. Will Moorehead
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