What are the goals of surgery foir idiopathic scoliosis?

Updated: Dec 02, 2020
  • Author: Charles T Mehlman, DO, MPH; Chief Editor: Jeffrey A Goldstein, MD  more...
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Even in the setting of adequate correction and solid fusion, up to 38% of patients still have occasional back pain. [67, 120]

The primary goal of scoliosis surgery is to achieve a solid bony fusion. The surgical technique used to achieve such an arthrodesis is vastly more important than the instrumentation system that the surgeon needs to use, if any. [6, 121]


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