Surgery

For adult scoliosis, surgery, other treatments are viable options

For years, spine surgeons have debated the best methods for treating scoliosis in adults. Spinal curvature often results in more back pain, leg pain and other symptoms for adults than teens because adults also can have degeneration ...

Surgery

Opioids plus acetaminophen, ketorolac cost-effective post-Sx

(HealthDay)—Intravenous acetaminophen with or without ketorolac is associated with reduced opioid consumption and cost of care after scoliosis surgery in adolescents, compared with opioids alone, according to a study published ...

Surgery

Revolutionary back surgery technique for children with scoliosis

The Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center (CHU Sainte-Justine) affiliated to Université de Montréal is now the first institution in Québec, the second in Canada and among the world's top ten to perform a revolutionary ...

Surgery

Bracing cuts scoliosis surgery only with high compliance

(HealthDay)—Bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis only decreases the risk of progression to surgery when patients are highly compliant with wearing the brace, according to a study published in the April 16 issue of ...

Surgery

Study confirms benefit of back braces in treating scoliosis

(Medical Xpress)—For years, adolescents instructed to wear back braces to correct scoliosis have protested having to wear the rigid plastic devices. Considering the lack of evidence in support of bracing, some may have ...

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