Returning to regular activities after scoliosis surgeryRReturning to regular activities after scoliosis surgeryReturning to regular activities after 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, FRCSC8.0000000000000061.0000000000000212.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Following scoliosis surgery there are things that your teen should avoid to ensure proper healing. Find out what these are, and why they are restricted.</p><p>For the first six weeks after surgery, your teen should not bend forward or lift. Everyday activities such as dressing, bathing, and walking are encouraged. They should not play any sports or do other physical activities during this time.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>After surgery, your teen should avoid smoking, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and massages or chiropractic treatment.</li></ul>
Retour aux activités normales après l’intervention chirurgicale de la scolioseRRetour aux activités normales après l’intervention chirurgicale de la scolioseReturning to regular activities after 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, FRCSC8.0000000000000061.0000000000000212.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Après une intervention chirurgicale pour traiter la scoliose, votre adolescent devrait éviter certaines choses afin d’assurer une bonne guérison. Découvrez quelles sont ces choses et pourquoi elles sont limitées.</p><p>Pendant les six semaines qui suivront l’intervention chirurgicale, votre adolescent ne doit pas se pencher ni soulever des objets lourds. On encourage toutefois tous les patients à effectuer des activités quotidiennes somme s’habiller, se laver et marcher. Il ne faut pas pratiquer des sports ou faire d’autres activités physiques pendant cette période.</p><h2> À retenir </h2><ul> <li>Après l’intervention chirurgicale, votre adolescent devrait éviter le tabagisme, les médicaments anti-inflammatoires non stéroïdiens, les massages et les traitements chiropratiques.</li></ul>

 

 

Returning to regular activities after scoliosis surgery2040.00000000000Returning to regular activities after scoliosis surgeryReturning to regular activities after 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, FRCSC8.0000000000000061.0000000000000212.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Following scoliosis surgery there are things that your teen should avoid to ensure proper healing. Find out what these are, and why they are restricted.</p><p>For the first six weeks after surgery, your teen should not bend forward or lift. Everyday activities such as dressing, bathing, and walking are encouraged. They should not play any sports or do other physical activities during this time.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>After surgery, your teen should avoid smoking, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and massages or chiropractic treatment.</li></ul><p>Your teen will not need a physiotherapist or any special exercise following their surgery.</p><p>At your teen’s six-week appointment, check with their surgeon to find out what activities they can start doing. This varies from surgeon to surgeon. In general, your teen will be back to their regular activities and sports in one year.</p><h2>Things to avoid</h2><p>After having spine surgery, your teen should avoid smoking and second hand smoke. Smoke will keep the bones in their spine from healing properly.</p><p>If your teen needs to take medication for any kind of pain, such as a headache, menstrual cramps, muscle strain, or back pain, they should avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs are a group of pain medications, and they include <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a> (Advil, Motrin) and <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">Aspirin</a>. <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">Acetaminophen </a> (Tylenol) is safe; it is not an NSAID. If you aren’t sure about a medication, check with your pharmacist.</p><p>Your teen should avoid having a massage or chiropractic treatment after surgery. These types of services may damage your teen’s bones when they are healing. If unsure about any alternative therapy, ask your surgeon.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/ChantalWalkingUpstairs_EN.jpgReturning to regular activities after scoliosis surgery

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