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Old 07-10-2015, 11:46 AM
Dr Scoliosis Dr Scoliosis is offline
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Default Re: 13 yr old daughter post surgery query

Thank you for your question. Your daughter had a good correction of the scoliosis. The change in her posture might be due to her control of balance needing to adjust. This will tend to improve with time. However, it could also be due to mechanical imbalance of her spine.

This might be caused by loosening of implants or difficulty in achieving proper spinal balance during surgery. It is important to see her surgeon soon. Clinical assessment and X-rays will help sort the problem out. Repeat surgery is rarely needed, but if implants have loosened a further operation (not a large as the first) might be necessary.