Leaving the hospital after scoliosis surgeryLLeaving the hospital after scoliosis surgeryLeaving the hospital after scoliosis surgeryEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Andrew Howard, MD, MSc, FRCSC;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC70.00000000000006.00000000000000288.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Find out what needs to happen in order for a teenager to be discharged from the hospital after having scoliosis surgery, including their physical abilities.</p><p> Before leaving the hospital, your teen must be able to do a number things on their own.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> Most teens who have scoliosis surgery stay in hospital for five to seven days. </li> <li> In order for your teen to go home, they must have normal bladder function and have had a bowel movement, be able to drink fluids and eat food, walk a certain distance and use the stairs, and be able to control pain. They may need to have a spinal X-ray done.</li> <li> The doctor will give your teen a prescription for pain medication. </li> <li> Your surgeon will discuss physical activity restrictions, such as lifting, forward bending, and twisting of the spine. </li> <li> Your teen will need help with activities such as showering and getting dressed until they can work their way to doing them. </li> <li> Ensure your teen does not take ibuprofen or aspirin-based drugs without the surgeon's permission. Smoking and second-hand smoke interferes with bone healing and should be avoided.</li> <li>Some patients will need to wear a brace after their surgery. </li></ul>.
Quitter l’hôpital après l’intervention chirurgicale de la scolioseQQuitter l’hôpital après l’intervention chirurgicale de la scolioseLeaving the hospital after scoliosis surgeryFrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Andrew Howard, MD, MSc, FRCSC;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC70.00000000000006.00000000000000288.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez ce qui doit arriver avant que votre adolescent puisse obtenir son congé après avoir subi une intervention chirurgicale pour la scoliose, y compris au niveau de ses capacités physiques.</p><p> Avant de quitter l’hôpital, votre adolescent doit être capable de faire plusieurs choses seul.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> La plupart des adolescents qui ont été opérés pour la scoliose demeurent à l’hôpital pendant cinq à sept jours.</li> <li>Pour que votre adolescent rentre à la maison, ses fonctions vésicales doivent être revenues à la normale et il doit avoir été à la selle, il doit pouvoir boire des liquides et manger des aliments, il doit pouvoir marcher sur une certaine distance et utiliser les escaliers, et sa douleur doit avoir été contrôlée adéquatement. Il pourrait avoir besoin d’une radiographie de la colonne vertébrale.</li> <li>Le médecin donnera à votre adolescent une ordonnance contre la douleur.</li> <li>Les restrictions précises quant aux activités physiques seront mentionnées par le chirurgien, comme soulever des objets lourds, se pencher vers l’avant ou se tourner de manière importante.</li> <li>Vous devrez aider votre adolescent avec ses activités quotidiennes comme prendre sa douche et s’habiller jusqu’à ce qu’il soit capable de le faire lui-même.</li> <li> Assurez-vous que votre adolescent ne prend pas d’ibuprofène ou de médicaments qui contiennent de l’aspirine sans la permission du chirurgien. Le tabagisme et la fumée secondaire interfèrent aussi avec la guérison des os et doivent être évités.</li> <li>Certains patients devront porter un corset après l’opération.</li></ul>.

 

 

Leaving the hospital after scoliosis surgery2034.00000000000Leaving the hospital after scoliosis surgeryLeaving the hospital after scoliosis surgeryLEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Andrew Howard, MD, MSc, FRCSC;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC70.00000000000006.00000000000000288.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Find out what needs to happen in order for a teenager to be discharged from the hospital after having scoliosis surgery, including their physical abilities.</p><p> Before leaving the hospital, your teen must be able to do a number things on their own.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> Most teens who have scoliosis surgery stay in hospital for five to seven days. </li> <li> In order for your teen to go home, they must have normal bladder function and have had a bowel movement, be able to drink fluids and eat food, walk a certain distance and use the stairs, and be able to control pain. They may need to have a spinal X-ray done.</li> <li> The doctor will give your teen a prescription for pain medication. </li> <li> Your surgeon will discuss physical activity restrictions, such as lifting, forward bending, and twisting of the spine. </li> <li> Your teen will need help with activities such as showering and getting dressed until they can work their way to doing them. </li> <li> Ensure your teen does not take ibuprofen or aspirin-based drugs without the surgeon's permission. Smoking and second-hand smoke interferes with bone healing and should be avoided.</li> <li>Some patients will need to wear a brace after their surgery. </li></ul>.<figure> <img alt="Teen girl leaving the hospital" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/LeavingTheHospital__EN.jpg" /></figure> <p>Most teens who have scoliosis surgery stay in the hospital for five to seven days. There are a few things that need to happen before your teen can go home:</p><ul><li>They must have normal bladder and bowel function. Your teen must have a bowel movement before going home.</li><li>They must be able to drink fluids and eat food.</li><li>They must be able to walk a certain distance and use the stairs.</li><li>Their pain must be adequately controlled.</li><li>They may need to have a spinal X-ray taken.</li></ul><p>The doctor will give your teen a prescription for pain medication. It is a good idea to take some before getting in the car to go home. Your teen’s next appointment to see the surgeon will not be for another two to six weeks. At this point, the surgeon may take another X-ray of your teen’s spine. </p><p>Your teen won’t need any nursing care or physiotherapy when going home from the hospital. No special equipment at home will be needed. Specific physical activity restrictions will be discussed by your surgeon. In general, there should be no lifting, forward bending, or twisting of the spine. No other physical activity except for walking. </p><p>You will need to help your teen with everyday activities when you get home, such as showering and getting dressed. Your teen will slowly work towards doing everyday activities on their own. </p><p>Make sure your teen does not take any <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">aspirin​</a>-based drugs without the surgeon’s permission. These drugs interfere with bone healing. If you are not sure, check with your pharmacist. Smoking also interferes with bone healing and should be avoided. This includes second-hand smoke. </p><p>Some patients will need to wear a brace after their surgery. This depends on the surgeon’s preference and the type of surgery your teen has had.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/LeavingTheHospital__EN.jpgLeaving the hospital after scoliosis surgery

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