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What happens during and after a scoliosis surgery?

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Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Improved curve...

Muscles and ligaments are dissected from length of spine; screws are placed into the spinal pedicles, and titanium rods are crosslinked to the screws, thereby straightening the curve.
Recovery then takes about 4-5 days in hospital, verying time aft going hoem.

In brief: Improved curve...

Muscles and ligaments are dissected from length of spine; screws are placed into the spinal pedicles, and titanium rods are crosslinked to the screws, thereby straightening the curve.
Recovery then takes about 4-5 days in hospital, verying time aft going hoem.
Dr. John Stork
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Varies

There are a lot of resources that tell very detailed info about scoliosis, even to the point of live videos of the surgery itself.
Nothing replaces actually sitting down with your surgeon and having all your questions answered, because there are variations in the surgical techniques and postop protocols that surgeons use. Thank you for your question.

In brief: Varies

There are a lot of resources that tell very detailed info about scoliosis, even to the point of live videos of the surgery itself.
Nothing replaces actually sitting down with your surgeon and having all your questions answered, because there are variations in the surgical techniques and postop protocols that surgeons use. Thank you for your question.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: During surgery you

Are carefully monitored in terms of all your vital signs like breathing including your spinal cord function while making sure your blood loss is minimized & you are kept warm. You are given fluids & antibiotics which continue after surgery with blood drawn to check on things while given pain medication & physical therapy to get moving with lung exercises & measures to minimize blood clots.

In brief: During surgery you

Are carefully monitored in terms of all your vital signs like breathing including your spinal cord function while making sure your blood loss is minimized & you are kept warm. You are given fluids & antibiotics which continue after surgery with blood drawn to check on things while given pain medication & physical therapy to get moving with lung exercises & measures to minimize blood clots.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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