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Preparing for scoliosis surgeryPPreparing for scoliosis surgeryPreparing for scoliosis surgeryEnglishOrthopaedics/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, FRCSC7.0000000000000071.0000000000000427.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about what to expect when preparing for a scoliosis surgery, including x-rays, clinical photos, pulmonary assessment, and blood work.</p><p>Everything in this section is based on what a typical teen may experience while in hospital for scoliosis surgery.</p><p>Generally, there are several things that need to be done before surgery can happen. A nurse may review all of these things with your teen in a teaching session. In the teaching session, the nurse will tell your teen what will happen during their hospital stay. They will also let your teen know how to prepare themselves physically for surgery. This might involve taking a shower using special soap the night before surgery.</p><h2>Key points </h2><ul><li>A nurse may review all the things that need to be done before surgery with your teen in a teaching session.</li><li>Your teen may need X-rays, clinical photos, pulmonary function tests, and blood work done before surgery.</li><li>The surgeon may request that your teen donate one or two units of blood before the surgery (predonation) in case a transfusion is needed. This is not mandatory.</li></ul>
Préparation pour l’opération liée à la scoliosePPréparation pour l’opération liée à la scoliosePreparing for scoliosis surgeryFrenchOrthopaedics/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, FRCSC7.0000000000000071.0000000000000427.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez ce à quoi vous devez vous attendre lorsque vous vous préparez à une intervention chirurgicale associée à une scoliose, dont les radiographies, les photographies cliniques, l’évaluation pulmonaire et les analyses sanguines.</p><p>Le contenu de cette section repose sur l’expérience d’un adolescent type pendant un séjour à l’hôpital pour une opération associée à la scoliose.</p> <p>En général, il faut passer plusieurs étapes avant une intervention chirurgicale. Un infirmier passera en revue toutes ces étapes avec votre adolescent lors d’une séance d’information. Au cours de la séance, l’infirmier lui dira aussi ce qui se passera pendant le séjour à l’hôpital. Il informera aussi votre adolescent de quelle façon se préparer physiquement, par exemple, se laver avec un savon spécial le soir avant l’opération.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> Un infirmier passera en revue avec votre adolescent toutes les étapes qui doivent être accomplies avant l’intervention chirurgicale lors d’une séance d’information. </li> <li>Votre adolescent pourrait avoir besoin de radiographies, de photographies cliniques, d’une évaluation pulmonaire et d’analyses sanguines.</li> <li>Le chirurgien pourrait demander </li></ul>

 

 

Preparing for scoliosis surgery2026.00000000000Preparing for scoliosis surgeryPreparing for scoliosis surgeryPEnglishOrthopaedics/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, FRCSC7.0000000000000071.0000000000000427.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about what to expect when preparing for a scoliosis surgery, including x-rays, clinical photos, pulmonary assessment, and blood work.</p><p>Everything in this section is based on what a typical teen may experience while in hospital for scoliosis surgery.</p><p>Generally, there are several things that need to be done before surgery can happen. A nurse may review all of these things with your teen in a teaching session. In the teaching session, the nurse will tell your teen what will happen during their hospital stay. They will also let your teen know how to prepare themselves physically for surgery. This might involve taking a shower using special soap the night before surgery.</p><h2>Key points </h2><ul><li>A nurse may review all the things that need to be done before surgery with your teen in a teaching session.</li><li>Your teen may need X-rays, clinical photos, pulmonary function tests, and blood work done before surgery.</li><li>The surgeon may request that your teen donate one or two units of blood before the surgery (predonation) in case a transfusion is needed. This is not mandatory.</li></ul><h2>Tests before surgery</h2><p>Your teen may need certain tests before surgery. These may include X-rays, clinical photographs, tests for pulmonary (lung) function, and blood work. </p><ul><li>X-rays: The surgeon requires current X-rays to plan their surgical approach. This will help them determine where to place different types of hardware, such as hooks and screws.</li><li>Clinical photos: Some surgeons like to have before and after photos taken. This will help your teen and their surgeon to see the changes that take place to the shape of their body after surgery.</li><li>Pulmonary function: These tests tell your teen’s surgeon how well their lungs are working. Depending on the size of their curve, your teen’s lung function may be impaired. Generally, this happens with very large curves only. Your teen’s surgeon might want to measure the changes that take place in lung function before and after surgery. For example, the surgeon may want to measure how much air your teen can move in and out of their lungs.</li><li>Blood work: Some basic blood work is required so that the surgeon knows your teen’s blood type and hemoglobin level. Hemoglobin is a protein in the red blood cells that carries oxygen.</li></ul><h2>Blood donation</h2><p>The surgeon may request that your teen <a href="/article?contentid=38&language=English">donate</a> one or two units of blood before the surgery. This is called predonation. It is done in case a transfusion is needed during or after surgery. </p><p>Having your teen predonate blood before surgery is a good idea. But many teens feel very anxious about it. There are a few things that can be done to make the experience easier. A numbing cream can be used on your teen’s skin over the vein to take away the pain of the needle. They may also watch a movie during the donation. They can do some noise-making exercises to help release anxiety. </p><p>Blood donation is not mandatory. If your teen doesn’t want to try, or changes their mind about trying, they will not be forced to donate blood. If your teen refuses to donate blood, they can still receive a transfusion from the blood bank in a transfusion if necessary. You can also donate blood to your teen – this is called a <a href="/article?contentid=32&language=English">directed donation</a>. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/scoliosis_preparing_for_surgery.jpgPreparing for scoliosis surgery

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