Posterior approach to the spinal column is the most commonly used for surgeries of idiopathic scoliosis. [Posterior means that incision is put on your back]
The technique involves putting the patient on a Jackson table in prone position. Some surgeons also use special frames on routine OT tables.
Following types of surgeries are performed on the scoliotic spine.
The long-term success of any operative procedure for scoliosis depends on a good arthrodesis.
The success of spinal arthrodesis depends on ability of the graft material to stimulate a healing process which in turn depends on [Read more...]