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Scoliosis surgery in boysSScoliosis surgery in boysScoliosis surgery in boysEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemProceduresAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Andrew Howard, MD, MSc, FRCSC;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC7.0000000000000056.0000000000000180.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Most scoliosis research focuses on girls. Read about the similarities and differences between boys and girls in their experiences with scoliosis.</p><p>Scoliosis is more common in girls than boys. As a result, most research studies tend to focus on girls. There have been a couple of studies comparing the outcome of scoliosis surgery between boys and girls.</p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> Studies have shown that boys and girls generally respond to surgery in similar ways, but boys had more rigid spines before surgery, experienced greater blood loss during surgery and higher pain scores on the day after surgery.</li></ul>
L’intervention chirurgicale contre la scoliose chez les garçonsLL’intervention chirurgicale contre la scoliose chez les garçonsScoliosis surgery in boysFrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemProceduresAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Andrew Howard, MD, MSc, FRCSC;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC7.0000000000000056.0000000000000180.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>La plus grande partie de la recherche sur la scoliose porte sur les filles. Découvrez les similarités et les différences entre les garçons et les filles concernant leurs expériences avec la scoliose.</p><p>La scoliose s’observe plus fréquemment chez les filles que chez les garçons. Par conséquent, un plus grand nombre d’études portent sur les filles. Il y a cependant quelques études qui comparent les résultats d’intervention chirurgicale contre la scoliose entre les filles et les garçons.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li>Des études ont démontré que les garçons et les filles répondent aux interventions chirurgicales de manière similaire, mais que les garçons ont une colonne vertébrale plus rigide avant l’intervention, qu’ils subissent des pertes de sang plus importantes au cours de l’opération et qu’ils sont plus sensibles à la douleur la journée suivant l’intervention.</li></ul>

 

 

Scoliosis surgery in boys2024.00000000000Scoliosis surgery in boysScoliosis surgery in boysSEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemProceduresAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Andrew Howard, MD, MSc, FRCSC;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC7.0000000000000056.0000000000000180.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Most scoliosis research focuses on girls. Read about the similarities and differences between boys and girls in their experiences with scoliosis.</p><p>Scoliosis is more common in girls than boys. As a result, most research studies tend to focus on girls. There have been a couple of studies comparing the outcome of scoliosis surgery between boys and girls.</p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> Studies have shown that boys and girls generally respond to surgery in similar ways, but boys had more rigid spines before surgery, experienced greater blood loss during surgery and higher pain scores on the day after surgery.</li></ul><p>Studies have concluded that boys and girls were similar in:</p><ul><li>Size of pre-operative curve</li><li>The amount of correction they receive from surgery</li><li>The number of vertebrae that are fused</li><li>Surgical time and length of hospital stay</li><li>The number of complications following surgery</li><li>The size of the rib prominence following surgery</li><li>Back strength and flexibility following surgery</li><li>Lung function before and after surgery</li></ul><p>Boys were different from girls in that:</p><ul><li>Boys’ spines were more rigid than girls before surgery.</li><li>Blood loss during surgery was greater in boys.</li><li>Pain scores on the first day following surgery were higher in boys.</li></ul>Scoliosis surgery in boys

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