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How Does a Surgeon Fix Scoliosis?

Most scoliosis surgeons agree that children who have very severe curves (45-50° and higher) will need surgery to lessen the curve and prevent it from getting worse. The operation for scoliosis is a spinal fusion. The basic idea is to realign and fuse together the curved vertebrae so that they heal into a single, solid […]

Scoliosis Treatment, Causes, Symptoms & Surgery

Medical Author: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD | Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD | Article Featured on MedicineNet What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a disorder that causes an abnormal curve of the spine, or backbone. The spine has normal curves when looking from the side, but it should appear straight when looking from the front. Kyphosis is a […]