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This treatment applies to 1 out of 23 scoliosis patients. It is recommended when the scoliosis is:
Metal rods are fixed to the spine and a vertebral fusion is carried out to permanently fix the spine. It requires a surgical procedure done under general anaesthesia. The region of the spine that has been operated on or fused becomes rigid; this has normally no major consequences to the daily life of the patient, short or mid- term although inevitably, there is some restriction of movement.
What is the purpose of the surgery?