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Teens, parents, surgeons... who's thinking what?TTeens, parents, surgeons... who's thinking what?Teens parents surgeons who's thinking what?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, FRCSC8.0000000000000054.0000000000000605.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>There are a number of concerns that arise around scoliosis. Find out how these different concerns rank among the patients, their families and their surgeons.</p><div class="asset-video"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5Gv7Y8rB_JA?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe> <br></div><p>This section is a summary of what teens with scoliosis, their parents and surgeons say are their main concerns when deciding to have scoliosis surgery. This is to show you that many teens with scoliosis and their parents worry about the same things. Sometimes their worries are different from what the surgeon is concerned about.</p>
Adolescents, parents, chirurgiens... qui pense quoi?AAdolescents, parents, chirurgiens... qui pense quoi?Teens parents surgeons who's thinking what?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, FRCSC8.0000000000000054.0000000000000605.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>De nombreuses préoccupations surviennent au sujet de la scoliose. Tu découvriras la place qu’occupe ces différentes préoccupations pour les patients, leur famille et leur chirurgien.</p><p>Cette section résume ce que les adolescents atteints de scoliose, leurs parents et les chirurgiens citent comme principales préoccupations au moment de décider de procéder ou non à l’opération. Le but est de montrer que de nombreux adolescents atteints de scoliose et leurs parents s’inquiètent tous des mêmes choses. Parfois, les inquiétudes peuvent être différentes de celles du chirurgien.</p>

 

 

Teens, parents, surgeons... who's thinking what?2786.00000000000Teens, parents, surgeons... who's thinking what?Teens parents surgeons who's thinking what?TEnglishOrthopaedics/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, FRCSC8.0000000000000054.0000000000000605.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>There are a number of concerns that arise around scoliosis. Find out how these different concerns rank among the patients, their families and their surgeons.</p><div class="asset-video"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5Gv7Y8rB_JA?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe> <br></div><p>This section is a summary of what teens with scoliosis, their parents and surgeons say are their main concerns when deciding to have scoliosis surgery. This is to show you that many teens with scoliosis and their parents worry about the same things. Sometimes their worries are different from what the surgeon is concerned about.</p><p>Many teens with scoliosis and their parents think that scoliosis will probably lead to heart and lung problems. This is actually pretty rare and only happens in very large curves (80 to 100 degrees). If preventing heart and lung problems is the main reason you are having your surgery, and your curve is not very large, then you may be basing your decision for surgery on poor information.</p><p>It is very important to speak to your surgeon about the specific concerns you have about surgery.</p><p>For more information:</p><ul><li> <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=2020&language=English">What happens if scoliosis is not treated?</a> </li><li> <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=2021&language=English">Immediate risks of surgery </a></li><li> <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=2022&language=English">Pros of having or not having surgery </a></li><li> <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=2023&language=English">Cons of having or not having surgery</a></li></ul><h2>What are teens with scoliosis thinking?</h2><p>These are the top five problems <strong>teens with scoliosis</strong> think will happen if their scoliosis is untreated, meaning that they decide not to have surgery: </p><ul><li>Worse physical appearance in the future (73% of teens with scoliosis)</li><li>Back pain in the future (65%)</li><li>Restriction of physical or recreational activities (47%)</li><li>Future health problems (45%)</li><li>Effect on future self-esteem (44%).</li></ul><p>These are the top four undesirable events that <strong></strong><strong>teens with scoliosis</strong> expect to happen after surgery: </p><ul><li>Post-operative pain (65% of teens with scoliosis) </li><li>Short-term restriction of activities (46%)</li><li>Short-term unpleasant operative scar (46%) </li><li>Short-term back stiffness (39%).</li></ul><h2>What are parents thinking?</h2><p>These are the top five problems <strong></strong><strong>parents</strong> think their teens will have if their scoliosis is untreated, meaning that they decide not to have surgery: </p><ul><li>Worse physical appearance in the future (92% of parents)</li><li>Back pain in the future (77%)</li><li>Restriction of physical or recreational activities (75%)</li><li>Effect on self-esteem and future emotional problems (68%)</li><li>General health problems (63%).</li></ul><p>These are the top five undesirable events that <strong>parents</strong> expect to happen after surgery: </p><ul><li>Pain after surgery (86% of parents)</li><li>Short-term restriction of activities (67%)</li><li>Short-term back stiffness (57%)</li><li>Short-term unpleasant operative scar (47%)</li><li>Short-term loss of privacy and independence (29%).</li></ul><h2>What are surgeons thinking?</h2><p>These are the top four problems <strong>surgeons</strong> think teens with scoliosis will have if their scoliosis is untreated, meaning that they decide not to have surgery:</p><ul><li>Worse physical appearance in the future (96% of surgeons)</li><li>Effect on self-esteem (71%)</li><li>Future emotional problems (67%)</li><li>Back pain in the future (50%).</li></ul><p>These are the top three undesirable events that <strong>surgeons</strong> expect to happen after surgery: </p><ul><li>Short-term back stiffness (57% of surgeons)</li><li>Pain after surgery (46%)</li><li>Short-term restriction of activities (29%).</li></ul><p>These are the <strong>surgeons’</strong> top five goals of scoliosis surgery: </p><ul><li>Prevent physical appearance from getting worse in the future</li><li>Improve current physical appearance</li><li>Improve current self-esteem</li><li>Improve current emotional well-being</li><li>Prevent loss of future self-esteem.</li></ul><h2>Goals of surgery</h2><p>How are surgeons’ goals for surgery different from the desires for surgery that teens with scoliosis or their parents have?</p><table class="akh-table"><thead><tr><th>Ranking</th><th>What teens with scoliosis want from surgery</th><th>What parents want from surgery</th><th>Surgeons’ goals of surgery<br></th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td>1</td><td colspan="3">Prevent physical appearance from getting worse in the future</td></tr><tr><td>2</td><td>Improve present physical appearance</td><td>Prevent future lung and heart problems</td><td>Improve present emotional well-being</td></tr><tr><td>3</td><td>Prevent future pain</td><td>Improve present physical appearance</td><td>Prevent future emotional problems</td></tr><tr><td>4</td><td>Prevent future lung and heart problems</td><td>Prevent future pain</td><td>Improve present physical appearance</td></tr><tr><td>5</td><td colspan="2">Prevent general health problems in the future</td><td>Prevent future lung and heart problems</td></tr></tbody></table>