|After scoliosis surgery||2031.00000000000||After scoliosis surgery||After scoliosis surgery||A||English||Orthopaedics/Musculoskeletal||Child (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)||Vertebrae;Spine||Muscular system;Skeletal system||Procedures||Adult (19+)||NA||2008-06-01T04:00:00Z||Sandra Donaldson, BA;Andrew Howard, MD, MSc, FRCSC;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC||8.00000000000000||65.0000000000000||232.000000000000||Flat Content||Health A-Z||<p>Every patient's recovery following scoliosis surgery is different. Read about what to expect in your teen following this operation.</p>||<p>After the surgery, your teen will be placed under continuous monitoring in the recovery room (PACU or post-anaesthetic care unit). Your teen will be very groggy and may not remember this part.
Once your teen is settled in the recovery room, you will be able to visit. </p>||<h2> Key points </h2>
<ul><li>After surgery, your teen will be continuously monitored in the recovery room.</li>
<li> Any puffiness in your teen's face will disappear within a few days. </li></ul>||<h2>In the recovery room</h2><p>You may notice that your teen’s face is puffy. This puffiness happens because your teen was lying on their stomach for several hours during the surgery, and also because they received intravenous ( IV) fluids during surgery. Their puffiness will gradually disappear in a few days.</p><p>Every teen who has just gone through surgery is different. Some may be admitted to the intensive care unit or the step-down unit for their first night following surgery. The next day, they may be transferred to the floor where they will stay for the rest of their time in hospital. Others may go to their floor directly after surgery. </p>||After scoliosis surgery|