Scoliosis is the medical term for a sideways curvature of the spine. Spinal fusion surgery (SFS) for scoliosis fuses two or more vertebrae together to help straighten the spine and prevent the curvature from progressing.
Most people with scoliosis do not need surgery, and many do not require any treatment at all. Doctors typically reserve surgery for people with particularly severe scoliosis or those who develop the condition in infancy. Without treatment, these cases may progress and cause certain health complications, such as chronic pain, reduced mobility, and damage to the heart and lungs.
This article describes how SFS affects scoliosis, when doctors recommend the surgery, and whether it is a safe and effective treatment option. It also provides information about the procedure, including the preparation and recovery stages. Finally, we list some alternative treatment options for scoliosis.
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