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Is scoliosis surgery for you?IIs scoliosis surgery for you?Is scoliosis surgery for you?EnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Unni G. Narayanan, MBBS, MSc, FRCSC;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC8.0000000000000063.0000000000000301.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about factors to consider when deciding whether to have scoliosis surgery. These factors include age, growth, and the degree of the Cobb curve.</p><p>You are probably at this website because you have scoliosis and there is a possibility you may need surgery. This website has been created for teens with scoliosis curves that are large enough to consider surgery (40 to 50 degrees or higher). It will NOT provide information about small curves (less than 40 degrees) that may be treated with bracing or observation. </p>
Est-ce une bonne idée de se faire opérer?EEst-ce une bonne idée de se faire opérer?Is scoliosis surgery for you?FrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Unni G. Narayanan, MBBS, MSc, FRCSC;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC8.0000000000000063.0000000000000301.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Tu en apprendras davantage sur les facteurs à considérer au moment de décider de se faire opérer ou non pour la scoliose. Ces facteurs comprennent l’âge, la croissance et le degré de la courbure de Cobb.</p><p>Vous êtes probablement ici parce que vous avez une scoliose et que vous pourriez devoir vous faire opérer. Ce site Web a été créé pour les adolescents dont la courbure est assez grande pour que l’on parle d’opération (de 40 à 50 degrés ou plus). Le site ne contient PAS de renseignements sur les petites courbures (moins de 40 degrés) qu’il est possible de traiter avec un corset ou des visites de suivi.</p>

 

 

Is scoliosis surgery for you?2783.00000000000Is scoliosis surgery for you?Is scoliosis surgery for you?IEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Unni G. Narayanan, MBBS, MSc, FRCSC;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC8.0000000000000063.0000000000000301.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about factors to consider when deciding whether to have scoliosis surgery. These factors include age, growth, and the degree of the Cobb curve.</p><p>You are probably at this website because you have scoliosis and there is a possibility you may need surgery. This website has been created for teens with scoliosis curves that are large enough to consider surgery (40 to 50 degrees or higher). It will NOT provide information about small curves (less than 40 degrees) that may be treated with bracing or observation. </p><p>Your surgeon will help to guide your decision about surgery. Generally, most surgeons will recommend doing surgery if your Cobb angle, meaning the degree of your curve, is more than 40 to 45 degrees. However, this recommendation really depends on your surgeon and what they think of your particular curve. It also depends on your age and how much you still have to grow.</p><p>If your surgeon has recommended surgery, you have a big decision to make. Your doctor will share with you some of the pros and cons of surgery. They may be able to estimate how much they can correct your curve. They will let you know the health risks of surgery. They will also tell you how long it might take for you to recover and get back to your normal activities. Of course, everyone’s recovery is different, so your doctor can only estimate what will happen. They cannot predict with 100% certainty how things will turn out.</p><p>Deciding whether or not to have surgery can seem overwhelming. Listen to your surgeon’s advice and that of your parents and other important people in your life. Take your time to consider all the information and opinions you have received, and then make your decision. </p><p>This section will give you a tool to help your decision-making. It will tell you what some other teens thought about before they decided to have surgery. Finally, it breaks down what most teens with scoliosis, their parents, and their surgeons are expecting from surgery.<br></p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/is_scoliosis_surgery_for_you.jpg