Recovering from scoliosis surgeryRRecovering from scoliosis surgeryRecovering from scoliosis surgeryEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemHealthy living and preventionAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZJanet Ahier, RN, BScN, MN, ONC;Sandra Donaldson, BA;James Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC5.0000000000000079.0000000000000328.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about how to properly take care of your teen's incision scar following scoliosis surgery.</p><p>Be careful with your teenager’s incision. There are a number of things you can do to make sure the incision stays clean and healthy. Here are a few tips. </p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> The Steri-Strips will fall off the incision on their own. </li><li>When taking a shower, teens can place a tower over the incision so water pressure will not sting.</li><li> Inspect the incision each day for any redness, discharge or odour.</li></ul>
Rétablissement de l’intervention chirurgicale de la scolioseRRétablissement de l’intervention chirurgicale de la scolioseRecovering from scoliosis surgeryFrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemHealthy living and preventionAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZJanet Ahier, RN, BScN, MN, ONC;Sandra Donaldson, BA;James Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC5.0000000000000079.0000000000000328.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez comment prendre soin de manière adéquate de la cicatrice de votre adolescent laissée par l’incision après l’intervention chirurgicale de la scoliose.</p><p>Faites attention à l’incision de votre adolescent. Vous pouvez faire certaines choses afin de vous assurer que l’incision reste propre et saine. Voici quelques conseils.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> Les Steri-Strips tomberont d’eux-mêmes de l’incision.</li> <li> Au moment de prendre une douche, les adolescents peuvent placer une serviette sur l’incision pour empêcher la pression de l’eau de pincer.</li> <li> Inspectez l’incision tous les jours pour déceler toute trace de rougeur, d’écoulement ou d’odeur nauséabonde.</li></ul>

 

 

Recovering from scoliosis surgery2039.00000000000Recovering from scoliosis surgeryRecovering from scoliosis surgeryREnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemHealthy living and preventionAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZJanet Ahier, RN, BScN, MN, ONC;Sandra Donaldson, BA;James Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC5.0000000000000079.0000000000000328.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about how to properly take care of your teen's incision scar following scoliosis surgery.</p><p>Be careful with your teenager’s incision. There are a number of things you can do to make sure the incision stays clean and healthy. Here are a few tips. </p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> The Steri-Strips will fall off the incision on their own. </li><li>When taking a shower, teens can place a tower over the incision so water pressure will not sting.</li><li> Inspect the incision each day for any redness, discharge or odour.</li></ul><figure> <img alt="Photo of Chantal scar" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/ChantalScar_EN.jpg" /> </figure> <h3>Taking care of the dressing</h3><p>The incision will have small pieces of tape across it. These are called Steri-Strips. The Steri-Strips will fall off on their own, usually within the first week or two after coming home from the hospital. Having a shower can speed this up. After your teen has a shower, the strips will loosen a bit, and they (or you) can gently pull off the strips.</p><p>Sometimes, at the top of the incision, there might be a piece of suture (string) hanging out from the skin. This will fall off on its own. If the string is long and bothering your teen, it can be cut off with scissors. If you are afraid to cut the string off on your own, ask the clinic nurse to clip it when your teen goes in for their post-operative clinic appointment.</p><h3>Washing the incision</h3><p>Bathing in a bathtub is not allowed until the incision is completely healed. This takes about two weeks following discharge from the hospital. In the meantime, showers are okay. The water pressure from the shower may sting, so have your teen place a towel over the incision to protect it. When washing, make sure they use very mild baby soap and avoid scented or beaded soap.</p><h3>Inspecting the incision</h3><p>Inspect the incision every day and check for:</p><ul><li>Any kind of discharge (pus) or weeping from the incision</li><li>Any redness in the tissue surrounding the incision</li><li>Any foul odour coming from the incision</li></ul><h3>Other helpful hints</h3><ul><li>Don’t let your teen sit out in the sun with their incision uncovered. It will burn very easily. Apply sunblock to protect your teen’s scar for at least one year following surgery.</li><li>Check with your teen’s surgeon before using any special lotions or creams on the incision. Only use such products once the incision has completely healed.</li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/ChantalScar_EN.jpgRecovering from scoliosis surgery

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