Advances in 3-D printing permit creation of patient-specific navigation (PSN) guides that conform to complex biological shapes, helping surgeons rapidly and accurately place pedicle screws. Cleveland Clinic researchers investigated coupling PSN with an algorithm to improve fixation strength.
Some patients with degenerative scoliosis can benefit from surgical correction. This 65-year-old patient saw dramatic improvement in her pain and posture after deformity correction.
Cleveland Clinic’s new pain management protocols significantly reduce perioperative morbidity, pain and length of stay for patients undergoing spine fusion for scoliosis.
This novel protocol adjusts the pain medication regimen after scoliosis fusion surgery to promote earlier mobility. Among the first 20 patients treated under it at Cleveland Clinic, LOS has been cut nearly in half.
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A new magnetically controlled spinal growing rod promises less suffering and lower overall treatment costs for kids with severe early-onset scoliosis. Here’s how the rod was used in one of its first U.S. recipients.
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Safe return to sports and other physical activities has become common in patients with idiopathic scoliosis who have spine fusion surgery. Many can even return to aggressive activities once a solid fusion has occurred.
Adolescent athletes and their parents want to know if and when they can return to play after spine fusion surgery. The news is increasingly — but not always — what they’re hoping to hear.