How common are complications in the surgical treatment of idiopathic scoliosis?

Updated: Dec 02, 2020
  • Author: Charles T Mehlman, DO, MPH; Chief Editor: Jeffrey A Goldstein, MD  more...
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Complications are of great concern to parents, patients, and surgeons. Thankfully, complications are rare with modern scoliosis surgery, despite the magnitude of these spinal deformity procedures. [57, 136] Several important intraoperative, early postoperative, and late postoperative complications are discussed here.


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