Needing a brace after scoliosis surgeryNNeeding a brace after scoliosis surgeryNeeding a brace after scoliosis surgeryEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemNon-drug treatmentAdult (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>Following scoliosis surgery, some teenagers may need to wear a brace. Learn about how the brace is made, and why and when it is used.</p><p>After spinal surgery, some surgeons will prescribe a brace to help support your teen’s spine and ribs as they are healing. The pressure of this spinal brace on your teen’s abdomen will also provide some pain relief. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>After spinal surgery, some surgeons will prescribe a brace to help support your teen’s spine and ribs as they are healing. </li> <li>Your teen will be measured for and will receive their brace about five days after surgery. They will gradually build up their wear time over the course of a week to 20 to 22 hours per day. They will need to wear this spinal brace for approximately two to four months after surgery.</li> <li>A San-Splint spinal brace is made of plastic with a cotton corset and is the most common spinal brace used after surgery.</li> <li>Your teen will see her orthotist within two weeks of discharge from the hospital. It is common to have swelling in the abdomen in the first few weeks after surgery. Once the swelling goes down, the spinal brace will be re-molded.</li> <li>The post-operative spinal brace is approximately $700.00. It is not covered by the government’s Assistive Devices Program but most private insurance policies will cover the cost.</li></ul>
Besoin de porter un corset après l’intervention chirurgicale de la scolioseBBesoin de porter un corset après l’intervention chirurgicale de la scolioseNeeding a brace after scoliosis surgeryFrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemNon-drug treatmentAdult (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>Après une intervention chirurgicale pour traiter la scoliose, certains adolescents pourraient devoir porter un corset. Découvrez comme le corset est fabriqué et pour quelle raison et à quel moment l’utiliser.</p><p>Après une intervention chirurgicale à la colonne, certains chirurgiens prescriront un corset qui soutiendra la colonne et les côtes de votre adolescent au cours de la guérison. La pression de ce corset sur l’abdomen pourra aussi soulager un peu la douleur.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> Après une intervention chirurgicale à la colonne, certains chirurgiens prescriront un corset qui soutiendra la colonne et les côtes de votre adolescent au cours de la guérison.</li> <li>On prendra mesure sur votre adolescent et il recevra son corset environ cinq jours après l’opération. Il le portera de plus en plus longtemps pour atteindre jusqu’à 20 à 22 heures par jour. Il devra porter le corset pendant environ deux à quatre mois après l’opération.</li> <li>Le corset spinal, appelé corset San-Splint, est fait de plastique et d’une gaine de coton. C’est le type de corset spinal le plus souvent utilisé après l’opération.</li> <li>Votre adolescent verra l’orthésiste dans les deux semaines qui suivront le congé de l’hôpital. Il est fréquent de voir un renflement de l’abdomen au cours des premières semaines qui suivent l’opération. Une fois le renflement parti, le corset spinal devra être ajusté.</li> <li> Le coût du corset spinal postopératoire est d’environ 700 $. Malheureusement, le coût n’est pas remboursé par le Programme d’appareils et accessoires fonctionnels du gouvernement, mais la plupart des polices d’assurance privées couvriront les coûts.</li></ul>

 

 

Needing a brace after scoliosis surgery2035.00000000000Needing a brace after scoliosis surgeryNeeding a brace after scoliosis surgeryNEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemNon-drug treatmentAdult (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>Following scoliosis surgery, some teenagers may need to wear a brace. Learn about how the brace is made, and why and when it is used.</p><p>After spinal surgery, some surgeons will prescribe a brace to help support your teen’s spine and ribs as they are healing. The pressure of this spinal brace on your teen’s abdomen will also provide some pain relief. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>After spinal surgery, some surgeons will prescribe a brace to help support your teen’s spine and ribs as they are healing. </li> <li>Your teen will be measured for and will receive their brace about five days after surgery. They will gradually build up their wear time over the course of a week to 20 to 22 hours per day. They will need to wear this spinal brace for approximately two to four months after surgery.</li> <li>A San-Splint spinal brace is made of plastic with a cotton corset and is the most common spinal brace used after surgery.</li> <li>Your teen will see her orthotist within two weeks of discharge from the hospital. It is common to have swelling in the abdomen in the first few weeks after surgery. Once the swelling goes down, the spinal brace will be re-molded.</li> <li>The post-operative spinal brace is approximately $700.00. It is not covered by the government’s Assistive Devices Program but most private insurance policies will cover the cost.</li></ul><figure> <img alt="Photo of a spinal brace" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/SpinalBrace_EN.jpg" /> </figure> <h2>How long will my teen have to wear this spinal brace?</h2> <p>Your teen will be measured for and will receive their brace about five days after surgery. They will need to wear this spinal brace for approximately two to four months after the surgery. </p> <h2>What does a post-operative spinal brace look like?</h2> <p>This spinal brace, called a San-Splint spinal brace, is made of plastic with a cotton corset. This is the most commonly used spinal brace after surgery. It is likely what your teen will be wearing, if bracing is recommended. </p> <h2>What happens exactly?</h2> <p>Approximately five days after your teen’s surgery, they will be seen by a health professional called an orthotist to have the spinal brace made. Your teen will be given a long cotton body stocking to wear during the procedure. Several measurements will be taken of your teen’s body and they will be asked to lie on their stomach on a casting bed. A warm piece of plastic will be draped on their back. The plastic cools and hardens in about five minutes. A cotton corset is then attached to the plastic and the spinal brace is ready for the final fitting. </p> <p>The entire process takes about three hours. At the end of the appointment, your teen will start wearing the brace. They will gradually build up their wear time over the course of a week to 20 to 22 hours per day. </p> <h2>What happens at the follow-up appointments?</h2> <p>Your teen will be seen by their orthotist within two weeks of discharge from the hospital. It is common to have a lot of swelling in the abdomen in the first few weeks after surgery. Once the swelling goes down, your spinal brace will have to be re-molded to fit your teen’s body properly. All subsequent appointments with your teen’s orthotist will be on the same day as the follow-up appointments with the orthopaedic surgeon. </p> <h2>How much does it cost?</h2> <p>The cost of the post-operative spinal brace is approximately $700.00. Unfortunately, it is not covered by the government’s Assistive Devices Program. Most private insurance policies will cover the cost of this brace.</p>Needing a brace after scoliosis surgery

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