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How to Prepare for Scoliosis Surgery

How best to prepare for scoliosis surgery: tips from a spinal deformity surgeon.

Images of Scoliosis Curves

See x-rays of scoliosis curves. What does your curve look like?

Common Questions about Scoliosis Surgery

A spine expert answers some commonly asked questions about life after scoliosis surgery.

Scoliosis Surgery: Approaches and Procedures

Baron Lonner, MD, a spine surgeon, gives details on all spine surgery procedures used to treat scoliosis. Educate yourself about scoliosis surgery options.

Flatback Syndrome (Kyphosis): Possible Scoliosis Surgery Complication

Patients who had Harrington rods implanted to correct scoliosis may develop flatback syndrome (kyphosis). What is this spinal condition? See images in this article.

Recovery from Scoliosis Surgery

If you're getting ready for scoliosis surgery, read these recovery tips from a spine surgeon. You'll learn what will happen at the hospital just after surgery and what will happen at home.

Adult Scoliosis

Adult scoliosis occurs when the spine curves abnormally to the left or right. Although scoliosis is usually considered a disorder affecting adolescents, it is also found in adults.

Symptoms of Scoliosis

Scoliosis symptoms in children and adults are similar. Article reviewed by a scoliosis expert and includes basic list of scoliosis signs to look for.

Childhood Testing for Scoliosis

For some parents and children, it's a school nurse who first notices the scoliosis. Early diagnosis and treatment is the best way to prevent curve progression.

Causes of Scoliosis

Scoliosis causes: Read about what causes the different types of scoliosis, including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and adult scoliosis.

Surgery for Scoliosis

This article reviews the basics of spine surgery for scoliosis in children and adults.

Scoliosis in Children

Scoliosis is a medical term taken from a Greek word meaning curvature. This disease often develops during childhood, and it causes the spine to curve laterally (to the side) to the left or right.

Scoliosis Center

SpineUniverse's Scoliosis Center is full of accurate information on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and adult scoliosis. Learn about treatments and surgery to correct spinal curves.

Thoracoscopy in the Treatment of Scoliosis

An option for scoliosis surgery: thoracoscopy. Article written by leader in scoliosis surgery.

New Surgical Treatments for Scoliosis: Vertebral Body Stapling and Wedge Osteotomies

Vertebral stapling avoids the need to fuse the spine to correct the curvature. Therefore, movement and flexibility can be maintained, allowing for preserved motion and less chance for back pain in adulthood.
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Scoliosis Center

SpineUniverse's Scoliosis Center is full of accurate information on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and adult scoliosis. Learn about treatments and surgery to correct spinal curves.
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