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Leaving the hospitalLLeaving the hospitalLeaving the hospital after your scoliosis surgeryEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZJanet Ahier, RN, BScN, MN, ONC;Sandra Donaldson, BA;Stephen Lewis, MD, MSc, FRCSC;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC6.0000000000000070.0000000000000288.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Find out what needs to happen in order for you to be discharged from the hospital after having scoliosis surgery, including your physical abilities.</p><p>Most teens who have scoliosis surgery stay in the hospital for five to seven days. There are a few things that need to happen before you can go home:</p><ul><li>You must have normal bladder and bowel function. You must have a bowel movement before you go home.</li><li>You must be able to drink fluids and eat small amounts of food.</li><li>You must be able to walk a certain distance and use the stairs.</li><li>Your pain must be adequately controlled.</li><li>You may need to have a spinal X-ray taken.</li><li>Your incision needs to be looked at by a doctor or nurse.</li></ul>
Quitter l’hôpitalQQuitter l’hôpitalLeaving the hospital after your scoliosis surgeryFrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZJanet Ahier, RN, BScN, MN, ONC;Sandra Donaldson, BA;Stephen Lewis, MD, MSc, FRCSC;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC6.0000000000000070.0000000000000288.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Tu apprendras ce qu’il doit se passer avant de recevoir ton congé de l’hôpital après une opération pour la scoliose, dont tes capacités physiques.</p><p>La plupart des adolescents qui ont été opérés pour la scoliose demeurent à l’hôpital pendant cinq à sept jours. Plusieurs choses doivent se produire avant que tu puisses retourner à la maison :</p><ul><li>les fonctions vésicale et intestinale doivent être revenues à la normale. Tu dois avoir été à la selle avant de pouvoir retourner à la maison; </li><li>tu dois pouvoir boire des liquides et manger de petits repas; </li><li>tu dois pouvoir marcher une certaine distance et utiliser les escaliers; </li><li>la douleur doit avoir été contrôlée adéquatement; </li><li>on doit faire une radiographie de la colonne; </li><li>l’incision doit avoir été vue par un médecin ou une infirmière.</li></ul>

 

 

Leaving the hospital2799.00000000000Leaving the hospitalLeaving the hospital after your scoliosis surgeryLEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZJanet Ahier, RN, BScN, MN, ONC;Sandra Donaldson, BA;Stephen Lewis, MD, MSc, FRCSC;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC6.0000000000000070.0000000000000288.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Find out what needs to happen in order for you to be discharged from the hospital after having scoliosis surgery, including your physical abilities.</p><p>Most teens who have scoliosis surgery stay in the hospital for five to seven days. There are a few things that need to happen before you can go home:</p><ul><li>You must have normal bladder and bowel function. You must have a bowel movement before you go home.</li><li>You must be able to drink fluids and eat small amounts of food.</li><li>You must be able to walk a certain distance and use the stairs.</li><li>Your pain must be adequately controlled.</li><li>You may need to have a spinal X-ray taken.</li><li>Your incision needs to be looked at by a doctor or nurse.</li></ul><p>The doctor will give you a prescription for pain medication. It is a good idea to take some before you get in the car to go home. Your next appointment to see your surgeon will be in two to six weeks when they will take another X-ray of your spine.</p><p>You won’t need any nursing care or physiotherapy when you go home from the hospital. You won’t need any special equipment at home either. Specific physical activity restrictions will be discussed by your surgeon or advance practice nurse. In general, there should be no lifting, bending forward, or twisting of your spine. No other physical activity except for walking. Your parents will need to help you with your everyday activities when you get home, such as showering and getting dressed. You will slowly work towards doing your everyday activities on your own.</p><p>Do not take any <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a> or <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid​</a> (Aspirin)-based drugs without your surgeon’s permission. These drugs interfere with bone healing. If you are not sure, check with your pharmacist. Smoking also interferes with bone healing and should be avoided. This also includes second-hand smoke. </p><p>Some patients will need to wear a brace after their surgery. This depends on the surgeon’s preference and the type of surgery.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/leaving_the_hospital_after_scoliosis_surgery.jpg