Spine Hospital Dubai
We were sent this list of questions by a family preparing their daughter to have scoliosis surgery in our center. We feel that sharing these questions and answers will help the society looking to consider the same. please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further questions.
Scoliosis surgery takes usually 5-6 hours.
Yes. general anesthesia and neuro monitoring is a must in scoliosis surgery
No, this is not usually required unless she suffers from a particular medical condition.
Only back opening in most scoliosis surgeries, screws, and rods will be used, implants are made of titanium which are biocompatible material.
5. Are these implanted once for life?
Most likely. we do not remove metal implants unless they cause an unlikely problem.
6. What are these implant items made of? Will these wear off / rust/break in the body as she grows older? If so, how will these be changed? Another surgery?
Implants items are made of Titanium and they are biocompatible and the need to remove them is unlikely.
No effects have been reported in the long term.
Patients above 10 years of old will not grow much from their spine anymore, hence we fix them with no significant effects on the neural tissue and growth of the spine.
9. Post-surgery how will she pass urine/bowels? She won’t be able to walk immediately right?
Post-op patients will have a urinary catheter until they are mobile, nurses will help her in this. she will be able to walk on the next day in most cases.
Scoliosis surgery patients may need ICU admission for one night sometimes for safety monitoring. You can visit the ICU briefly.
11. How long will she be staying in the hospital? Will she be lying on her back or on her stomach?
4-5 days lying as comfortable on her back or sides.
12. After how long will she come back to her senses post-surgery?
One scar for most of the back will be required.
Sometimes we use dissolving material but sometimes we may use skin clips requiring removal.
After 2 weeks we remove the stitching, which is not a painful procedure.
No restrictions on food in most cases.
patients are better to remain average weight, slight overweight is not a problem.
Curves above 40 degrees will increase with age in most cases and can become painful. There are many variabilities in these and I am happy to discuss these in person.
No effects are expected.
A medical report will be provided with our extreme pleasure.
Swimming is recommended, but aggressive sports are not.
It is okay, she can do it safely now and in the future as well.
The chances of complications are 3-4 % including nerve injury and spinal cord injury. This is minimized by the neuro monitoring during surgery.
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