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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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Scoliosis Surgery Pain

Very Disturbing Report on Scoliosis Surgery Pain–Recently Published (2013) When severe adolescent idiopathic scoliosis progresses to a point at which lung and heart function are compromised, surgery can become a necessary intervention. Spinal fusion surgery is a very complex and

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Scoliosis Surgery Outcomes and Cognitive Dissonance

Are Patients Unable to View Scoliosis Surgery as Failed? A Major Spinal Surgery  is impossible to reverse. Why is there a relatively small number of patients who regret having scoliosis surgery, in spite of greater than 50% complication rates AND

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Research: Scoliosis Surgery for AIS is Worse than Doing Nothing

“Long-term outcome of surgery for AIS creates a more negative end result over the course of a lifetime than the natural history of the condition itself.” A 2013 study, Indication for surgical treatment in patients with adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis – a

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Scoliosis Surgery Scar

Approximately seven million people have varying degrees of curvature in their back. Approximately 4 percent of children have scoliosis. What this means is that rather than grow upward, the spine curves outward, forming into a “C” or “S” shape. Ribs

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