What is Scoliosis Correction?
Scoliosis correction is a surgical procedure to straighten the spine. Adolescents and adults may undergo a scoliosis correction when nonsurgical treatment options do not improve scoliosis symptoms. A posterior approach (from the back) is usually used on adolescents and a posterior, anterior (from the front), or lateral (from the side) approach is used on adults, depending on their condition. Scoliosis correction is a spinal fusion procedure:
First, the surgeon removes pieces of soft tissue and bone that cause the curvature
Next, a bone graft packed spacer is placed between adjacent vertebrae
Last, rods and screws fixate the vertebrae in an anatomical position
Bone graft fuses with
What Does Scoliosis Correction Treat?
Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve. The overwhelming majority of cases of scoliosis are either asymptomatic or cause symptoms nonsurgical treatment options easily manage. Scoliosis correction may be recommended when scoliosis symptoms do not respond to nonsurgical treatment options and/or scoliosis causes another spine disorder, such as disc herniation, accelerated disc degeneration, and severe anatomical deformities. An early scoliosis diagnosis is always best as early treatment leads to the condition becoming worse. To receive an accurate diagnosis and customized treatment plan, please contact
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