Scoliosis surgery is normal curving of the spine. The goal is to safely straighten your spine and align your shoulders and hips to correct your child's back problem. The various treatment procedures carried out for adult population as well as pediatrics includes.
- Anterior Scoliosis surgery
- Posterior scoliosis surgery
- Minimally Invasive scoliosis surgery
Scoliosis surgery treatment
The scoliosis surgery treatment is done to lessen irregular bend in the spine. Spinal fusion is done to intertwine the vertebrae, in the curve which needs to be corrected. The whole procedure includes placing of bone graft in the intervertebral space between the two vertebrae. Instruments, for example, poles and screws are additionally used to realign and balance out the vertebrae. As an after effect of recuperating there is a combination of two vertebrae together.
Anterior Scoliosis surgery In Anterior Scoliosis surgery, the spine is accessed through an incision made in the front or anterior side of the body over the chest wall or abdomen. The procedure is generally carried out when the curvature is in the middle spine (thoracolumbar spine) or lower spine (lumbar spine) and the curve is severe. The procedure is used for rigid curve correction in adults.
Posterior Scoliosis surgery
Posterior Scoliosis surgery is the most common and traditional surgical approach to treat idiopathic adolescent scoliosis. In this surgical procedure, the spine is accessed through an incision made on the back or posterior side of the body while the patient is made to lie on the stomach.
Reasons to treat scoliosis
- appearance is a major reason
- Scoliosis leads to back pain
- The disease may also affect the child breathing
Some of the factors determining scoliosis surgery are as follows
- Age of patient
- patient gender
- status of puberty
- curve worsening
- Non operative treatment
- Surgical treatment