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Adolescent Scoliosis Revision Surgery

How Common is Adolescent Scoliosis Revision Surgery? A study published last month in Spine (a peer-reviewed medical journal) outlined the risks for re-operation and revision surgeries after Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery. The study looked at 1,435 patients from 12 different hospitals

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Scoliosis Surgery: The facts your Orthopedic Surgeon won’t tell you!

An article published in the June 2012 Scoliosis followed 40 patients with Adolescent Idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) who underwent surgical fusion with rods and hooks. Surprisingly, researchers only found a post-operative improvement of less than 50%. A further surprise, after a

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Orthopedic Conflict of Interest

Is There a Conflict of Interest? Do orthopedists fail to suggest early-intervention or alternative scoliosis treatments because of a conflict of interest? Why do orthopedists discourage alternative scoliosis treatments even if patients show improvement from them? The medical approach to

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Vertebral Body Stapling – State of the Art Scoliosis Surgery? Latest Research Says Why at this Time it CANNOT Replace Modern Scoliosis Bracing or even Invasive Spinal Fusion Surgery. The current standard medical approach to nonsurgical treatment for Idiopathic Scoliosis is

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Scoliosis Surgery Complications

Complication Rates for Adult Scoliosis Surgery Much of the research on scoliosis surgery in adolescents seeks to outline any risk factors that may result in failure. With Adult Scoliosis the goals of surgery become different: decompression of stenosis, restoring spinal

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