Scoliosis / Spine Deformity Correction Surgery

If scoliosis curve is greater than 45-50°, it will very likely get worse with increase in age of the patient., This will result in increased deformity in your back, it will affect our lung function. Surgery is recommended.

How successful is scoliosis correction surgery?

Spinal fusion is very successful in stopping the curve from growing. We could also straighten the scoliosis spine significantly, which will improve the patient’s appearance.

How straight will the spine after scoliosis surgery?

Spinal bones protect your spinal cord, we will straighten the bones only as far as spinal cord is safe.

How long does scoliosis correction surgery take?

Surgery lasts from 4 to 8 hours, depending on the size of the patient’s curve. Some of this time is spent preparing the patient for anaesthesia, hooking the patient up to nero monitors, and positioning the patient to be as safe and comfortable as possible.

How much pain will I be in after surgery?

The amount of pain people report after surgery varies from patient to patient. The surgery is a major procedure that involves moving muscles and realigning the skeleton. The first few days are usually painful, but most people improve rapidly from 3rd or 4th post operative day. They will be made to walk around, and get in and out of bed on 2nd day post-surgery. Mild pain may persist for 3 to 6 weeks after surgery, pain medication should no longer be necessary.

Do the rods and screws stay in spine for life time?

Screws and rods are used for curve correction ,to maintain alignment and fusion, they usually are not removed. Very few people require rod removal. When it is required, this may be for a variety of reasons. We use only imported or surgical grade titanium implants that doesn’t need 2nd surgery for removal.

Will fusion make patients back stiff and unable to move?

There will be enough movements with the help of hip joints, there will be minimal restriction of about 5-10 degree. Most people have enough motion in the unfused portion of their lower backs to perform all activities of daily living and most sports. It may take a while to adapt. Most people find that, within a year or so, their backs begin to feel “normal”.

What is Scoliosis

Normally spine is straight when you see front to back and body is erect when seen from side to side. Abnormal curvature of the spine is spine deformity. Side-to-side abnormal spinal curve is Scoliosis (See Figure). Spine of a person with scoliosis looks more like an “S” or a “C” than a straight line. Forward bending of the spine which produces a round back deformity is Kyphosis (See Figure). Scoliosis is of 4 types, in that adolescent idiopathic scoliosis accounts for 80 percent of cases, with prevalence of 0.47–5.2 % in general population. The female to male ratio ranges from 1.5:1 to 3:1 which indicates that the female children are affected more. Scoliosis progression is accelerated during the time of menarche. 

How to identify:

1.Crooked shoulders—one is higher than the other (Figure).
2.Head does not seem center, it is slightly tilted to one side when they are observed from back or front.
3.One of their hips is higher than the other.

4.When they stand relaxed arm to trunk gap is higher on one side comparing to the other.
5.Their rib cage seems uneven or crooked—one side higher than the other or they have a “rib hump” on one side of their back when they lean over.

Purpose of the treatment:

1.To reduce the risk of lung diseases.
2.To prevent them from early onset of back and neck pain problems.
3.To extend the lifespan of the individuals.
4.Cosmetic comes at last.

Xray of Spinal Scoliosis
Spine deformity Correction surgery
Scoliosis / Spine deformity Correction

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