What's new in spinal surgery?

  1. Scoliosis is treated surgically when curves reach a certain magnitude or when they progress in growing children. Surgical decisions are generally driven by the surgeon according to the curve magnitude.


    Scoliosis surgery is known to be dangerous, due to the risk of complications and paralysis. Additionally, patients try to avoid surgery for fear of long surgeries, substantial bleeding, pain due to nerve compression because of mispositioned screws, and long rehabilitation periods.

    Another major concern is radiation exposure from repeated radiographs, which increases the long-term risk of breast and endometrium cancer.

    Therefore, the traditional treatment-oriented approach—one in which the surgeon is the desicion maker, the surgery is high risk, and the rehab program is cumbersome—has fallen out of favor.

    In addition, follow-up protocols have been modified because of risks for future malignencies posed by long-term, post-surgery care..

    The modern approach to patient-oriented and safe treatment exists in three concepts:­

  1. Patient-Centered Treatment

  2. Safety-First Principle

  3. Fast and Comfortable Recovery

  4. Scoliosis Awareness Meeting Invitation Letter