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Surgical option

This treatment applies to 1 out of 23 scoliosis patients. It is recommended when the scoliosis is:

  • Severe
  • Rapidly worsening
  • A trunk deformity is prominent.
     

What type of surgery is performed?

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?

  • To reduce the deformity
  • To stop the progression
  • To avoid severe consequences on respiratory and cardiac functions which could evolve in the future.