Scoliosis Correction

The Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey provides comprehensive treatment plans by the most highly skilled Orthopedic Spine specialists.

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 existing bone over the courses of many months to form a single solid vertebra that does not move but causes no pain. Multiple levels need to be fused to correct most curves. Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey (OIO) spine specialist Dr. Ramil Bhatnager, Dr. Joel Goldstein and Dr. Michael Lospinuso fuses the minimum number of levels needed to correct the curve so movement after recovery is maximized. Our specialists are board-certified and fellowship-trained scoliosis correction experts who has helped improve countless patients.

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 Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey and make an appointment with one of our spine specialists.

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Recent Success Stories

Thank you for taking such wonderful care of me. You are not only a great surgeon but a very kind and patient man.

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Dr. Bhatnagar

Dr. Goldstein has been extremely helpful in treating my lower back pain. Before surgery, he explained the entire procedure and answered my many questions.

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Dr. Goldstein

Dr. Lospinuso made me feel like I was the only patient he had. He explained my problem: no rushing, easy to understand language & art work of my problem.

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Dr. Lospinuso

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