Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis
How Well It Works
Whether surgery is successful depends on many factors, including the flexibility of the curve and the technique that was used.
Multiple-hook, multiple-screws (that may also include hooks), and double-rod systems improve the shape of the spine and back as seen from the back and side.
The goal of surgery is not a perfectly straight spine but a balanced one, in which fusion prevents the curve from getting worse.
After surgery, back pain in adults usually gets better or goes away.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: July 21, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics