Many doctors recommend surgery when curves are severe, but emerging research has patients wondering if spinal fusion surgery is really the best choice. The following infographic from ScoliSMART includes statistics on scoliosis fusion surgery, including potential complications, risks, and alternatives.
Surgical Tx for scoliosis- Harrington Rod, performed with severe curvature or failure of the brace. Rod insertion and spinal fusion, fuses and realigns spine. 10-14 days postop, sutures removed and cast is applied for 6mo--1yr. Client should remain flat, logroll only until cast is applied.