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Which vertebrae will be fused in the average scoliosis correction?

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Depends

Often the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae are involved with scoliosis.
The number of vertebrae included in the fusion will depend on the severity and location of the scoliosis. Ask your spine surgeon for your specific situation.

In brief: Depends

Often the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae are involved with scoliosis.
The number of vertebrae included in the fusion will depend on the severity and location of the scoliosis. Ask your spine surgeon for your specific situation.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Usually

Usually all the ones involved in the curve.
There are specific approaches, techniques & types of instrumentation that can help minimize the extent of the fusion & this can also depend on how stiff the curve is pre op on special imaging techniques but the whole concept of the surgery is to create a balanced spine from a front/back as well as side view or there could be other issues that develop.

In brief: Usually

Usually all the ones involved in the curve.
There are specific approaches, techniques & types of instrumentation that can help minimize the extent of the fusion & this can also depend on how stiff the curve is pre op on special imaging techniques but the whole concept of the surgery is to create a balanced spine from a front/back as well as side view or there could be other issues that develop.
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