During scoliosis surgeryDDuring scoliosis surgeryDuring 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, FRCSC6.0000000000000076.0000000000000573.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Find out what happens when a patient enters the operating room to when they are moved into their room. A guide for what to expect during scoliosis surgery.</p><p> During scoliosis surgery, your teen will be under anaesthesia and be closely monitored by the surgeon. The anaesthesia will be reveresed once the surgery is completed.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul> <li> In the operating room, the anaesthetist gives your teen anesthesia through a needle or flavoured mask. Lines (or tiny tubes) monitor your teen during surgery in their veins and bladder. Their body tempature, heart rate, oxygen level and spinal cord function will also be monitored with probes. </li> <li> A large bandage is placed on your teen's back after surgery and they will be moved into the recovery room. </li> <li>Most teens do not experience complications after scoliosis surgery. </li></ul>
Pendant l’opération pour traiter la scoliosePPendant l’opération pour traiter la scolioseDuring 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, FRCSC6.0000000000000076.0000000000000573.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez ce qui arrive à un patient du moment où il entre dans la salle d’opération au moment où on l’amène à sa chambre : un guide de ce à quoi s’attendre lors d’une intervention chirurgicale pour traiter la scoliose.</p><p> Au cours d’une intervention chirurgicale pour traiter la scoliose, votre adolescent sera sous anesthésie et sera surveillé de près par le chirurgien. Les effets de l’anesthésie s’estomperont lorsque l’intervention chirurgicale sera terminée.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul> <li> Dans la salle d’opération, l’anesthésiste administrera l’anesthésie au moyen d’une injection ou d’un masque. Quelques petits tubes, appelés cathéters veineux, seront seront insérés dans les veines et la vessie de votre adolescent afin d’assurer un suiv. Sa température corporelle, son rythme cardiaque, son niveau de saturation en oxygène et la fonction de sa moelle épinière seront aussi surveillés à l’aide de sondes.</li> <li> Un grand bandage sera apposé sur le dos de votre adolescent après l’opération et il sera transféré à la salle de réveil.</li> <li> La plupart des adolescents ne subissent aucune complication après une intervention chirurgicale associée à une scoliose.</li> </ul>

 

 

During scoliosis surgery2030.00000000000During scoliosis surgeryDuring scoliosis surgeryDEnglishOrthopaedics/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, FRCSC6.0000000000000076.0000000000000573.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Find out what happens when a patient enters the operating room to when they are moved into their room. A guide for what to expect during scoliosis surgery.</p><p> During scoliosis surgery, your teen will be under anaesthesia and be closely monitored by the surgeon. The anaesthesia will be reveresed once the surgery is completed.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul> <li> In the operating room, the anaesthetist gives your teen anesthesia through a needle or flavoured mask. Lines (or tiny tubes) monitor your teen during surgery in their veins and bladder. Their body tempature, heart rate, oxygen level and spinal cord function will also be monitored with probes. </li> <li> A large bandage is placed on your teen's back after surgery and they will be moved into the recovery room. </li> <li>Most teens do not experience complications after scoliosis surgery. </li></ul><figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Scoliosis: Posterior Spinal Fusion</span> <div class="asset-animation"> src="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Style%20Library/akh/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=Scoliosis_surgery_posterior_fusion_MED_ANI_EN.swf" </div> </figure> <h2>In the operating room</h2><p>In the operating room, the nurse will help your teen settle in. The anaesthetist will give the sleep medicine. Your teen can choose to receive the sleep medicine through a needle or a flavoured mask. The medicine will not wear off during the surgery so your teen will not wake up until the surgery is completed. The anaesthetist will give your teen medicine to reverse the anaesthesia when the surgery is over. </p><p>To safely monitor your teen during the surgery, a number of tiny tubes, called lines, will be required. These include one or more lines inserted into their veins, and a line called a catheter in their bladder. There will also be probes to monitor their body temperature, heart rate, oxygen level, and spinal cord function. Your teen’s surgeon may place a drain in their back before closing the surgical wound.</p><p>Here is an animation series to show what happens during surgery.</p><p>Posterior Spinal Fusion:</p><ul><li>Prone position with traction (skull to bilateral distal femurs)</li><li>Incision and dissection of layers </li><li>Insertion of hooks and screws (screws at bottom and wherever else there is enough to anchor, if not, then hooks)</li><li>Insertion of rods</li><li>Insertion of crosslinks</li><li>Decorticate</li><li>Bone grafting (either allograft or autograft from spine, ribs or iliac crest) </li><li>Bone graft harvesting from iliac crest </li><li>Close up</li></ul><h2>After the surgery</h2><p>When the surgery is complete, a large bandage will be placed on your teen’s back. The anaesthetist will reverse the anaesthesia, and your teen will wake up. Your teen will be moved from the operating room to the recovery room. They may lie in any position that is comfortable. </p><h2>Will there be complications?</h2><p>Most teens do not have any complications after scoliosis surgery. However, it is important to know that complications are possible and that they may affect your teen’s surgery experience. </p><p>If your teen has a complication from surgery, it may affect their experience in different ways. They may have more pain or need more surgery. Their hospital stay may be longer than usual, or they may need to take more medication for a longer period of time.</p><p>For more information, see <a href="/Article?contentid=2021&language=English">Immediate Risks of Surgery</a>.</p>During scoliosis surgery

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