How long will it take to be up and walking again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

It's fast. Depending on patient's age & health status as well as whether it is single or 2 stage procedure, usually by the next day after surgery one will try at least to dangle the patient's legs off the bed or even sit in chair. From that point, walking begins as soon as tolerated to minimize risk of blood clots in legs & lungs as well as any other lung issues. If a 2 stage procedure it may be after 2nd.
The next day. Barring complication, we strongly encourage patients to be up walking and working with physical therapy as soon as possible, usually the day after surgery. This reduces the likelihood of periopertive complications such as pressure sores, blood clots, and pneumonia. Thank you for your question.
1-2 days. Iit depends on the surgical procedure, and if any complications. Other wise 2- 3 days.

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How long should it take to walk again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

Depends. It depends upon the severity of the corrective surgery. Most surgeons expect to have such patients out of bed on the first post-operative day, and start ambulating with therapy. In more complex cases, that may need to be delayed. It may take several days, possibly a few weeks, to feel comfortable with independent walking. Read more...
Next day. Barring any complications, you should be getting up the next day after surgery and progress day to day as tolerated with a physical therapist and appropriate use of paun medication to control your symptoms. Read more...
The next day. Barring complication, we strongly encourage patients to be up walking and working with physical therapy as soon as possible, usually the day after surgery. This reduces the likelihood of periopertive complications such as pressure sores, blood clots, and pneumonia. Thank you for your question. Read more...

How long is surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

Surgery. Depends on extent of curve, any complications, general health, etc. Consult your orthopedic surgeon for more info. Read more...
Depends. This depends on multiple factors: surgeon's skill and skill of operating team & its efficiency, the type of curve, the size and extent of the deformity, how stiff it is, your bone density status, your weight, the amount of surgical blood loss, your neurologic status and your underlying medical status. Also depends whether it will be done from one approach or two or if it needs to be staged as well. Read more...

What is the recovery length after having surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

It varies. It depends on the cause of the kyphosis. For example, kyphosis from an osteoporosis fracture is treated with a minimally invasive kyphoplasty, which has almost no recovery time. A kyphosis from a structural, non fracture deformity is similar to a scoliosis type surgery and has an approximate 12 week recovery until return to full activity. Thank you for the question. Read more...