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ScoliosisScoliosisScoliosisSEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalTeen (13-18 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemProceduresTeen (13-18 years)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZLanding PageLearning Hub<p>Learn what is involved in scoliosis surgery, what to expect when you are recovering and how to cope with your emotions, and your friends and family.</p><p>Learn what is involved in scoliosis surgery, what to expect when you are recovering and how to cope with your emotions, and your friends and family.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Is scoliosis surgery for you?</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><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></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2783&language=English">Is scoliosis surgery for you?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2784&language=English">What does scoliosis look like?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2785&language=English">Deciding whether to have scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2786&language=English">Teens, parents, surgeons... who's thinking what?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2787&language=English">How did other teens decide?</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Your scoliosis surgery<br></h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>This section will provide you with an introduction to scoliosis surgery. Find information about what will happen before, during and after surgery.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2788&language=English">Your scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2789&language=English">Preparing for scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2790&language=English">What to avoid before scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2791&language=English">What to do before scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2792&language=English">Arriving at the hospital for scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2793&language=English">During scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2794&language=English">Taming your hospital stay</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">After scoliosis surgery<br></h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Every patient's recovery following scoliosis surgery is different. Read about what to expect immediately following an operation for scoliosis.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2795&language=English">Recovering after scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2796&language=English">Monitoring after scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2797&language=English">Hospital equipment</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2798&language=English">Personal care after scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2799&language=English">Leaving the hospital</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2800&language=English">Needing a brace after scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2801&language=English">FAQs for surgeons</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Recovery after scoliosis surgery</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn what to expect in the first few months after scoliosis surgery. Find information about physical changes and recovery. Also find suggestions for coping.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2802&language=English">The first few months after scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2803&language=English">Your incision scar, numbness and pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2804&language=English">Changes in body shape and back movement</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2805&language=English">Coping with the changes</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Coping with your emotions about scoliosis surgery</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>When anticipating scoliosis surgery, there are a wide range of emotions to be felt. Read about fears, feelings and coping advice from other teens.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2806&language=English">Your emotions: Coping</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2807&language=English">Your emotions: Before scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2808&language=English">Your emotions: In the hospital</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2809&language=English">Your emotions: At home</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Coping with your family and others after scoliosis surgery</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>When someone has scoliosis surgery, this will affect everyone around them including their family and friends. Also find suggestions for coping with school and work during this stressful time.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2810&language=English">Coping with your family</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2811&language=English">Your boyfriend or girlfriend</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2812&language=English">Your friends</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2813&language=English">School</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2814&language=English">Work</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2815&language=English">Who else needs to know?</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Personal stories</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Here are some personal stories from five teens that have gone through scoliosis surgery. They share what they felt about surgery and how they coped.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2816&language=English">Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2820&language=English">Michelle's story</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2818&language=English">Katie's story</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2819&language=English">Kimberly's story</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2817&language=English">Adrian's story</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2821&language=English">Samantha's story</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/who_gets_scoliosis.jpgScoliosisTeen