Complex posterior spinal fusion

Scoliosis is a lateral (side to side) curvature of the spine. It can be corrected in an operation under general anaesthetic.

The bones in the affected part of the spine are fused together and held in place with one or two metal rods. The spine is accessed through an incision on the back (posterior).

This operation usually requires a stay of 10 days in hospital often including an overnight stay in intensive care.

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