retromoonbow3 karma2020-10-19 16:45:09 UTC
Hi Doc! I have a few questions.
What are the common long term outcomes of spinal fusion in scoliosis patients?
What are the reasons you feel it should be utilized as a last resort?
What are some ways to keep pain to a minimum if one has had a spinal fusion?
Also, when a corrective surgery IS performed on a scoliosis patient, why are they not corrected to a higher degree? (Mine was corrected to 22*, I’ve seen many others who have have corrective surgery and it never seems to be corrected so that the spine is straight or nearly so)
Lastly, as a top specialist in your field, do you feel that research supports the use of bracing? What other tools are utilized to avoid surgery?
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retromoonbow2 karma2020-10-19 19:30:44 UTC
Thank you so much for answering so many! Your answers were helpful.
retromoonbow0 karma2020-10-19 16:52:21 UTC
Also, is it common (post op) for the back to deteriorate at a faster rate, resulting in osteophytes and arthritis? Is there any fix for osteophytes in the SI region?
retromoonbow0 karma2020-10-19 16:47:52 UTC
Oh! Also, do you feel that strategic stretching and strengthening of muscles surrounding the spine can help prevent curvatures from progressing?
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