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Old 22-09-2016, 10:30 PM
Judyabbote Judyabbote is offline
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Default Surgery at age 40

Want to know with S shaped scoliosis, is it possible to have a surgery at age 40 or not and if yes is it going to effect your height???
Old 26-09-2016, 01:18 PM
Dr Scoliosis Dr Scoliosis is offline
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Default Re: Surgery at age 40

Thank you for your question. Scoliosis surgery can be performed as a adult. However, the type of procedure may be different from that a teenager with a more flexible spine would have.

In general, the surgery for adult scoliosis involves more extensive surgery, with longer fusions. It tends to leave the back stiffer. Various investigations , including bending X-rays and MRI scans, are needed to plan the operation.

It does, like most adolescent scoliosis operations, make you taller by a few centimetres.

I hope this has been helpful.

Dr S

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