Getting ready for scoliosis surgery

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Learn about what your child should expect when preparing for scoliosis surgery, including a pre-surgery teaching session, X-rays, clinical photos, blood work and other imaging tests.

Key points

  • A nurse will review all of the steps that need to be taken before surgery with your child in a detailed teaching session.
  • Your child will need X-rays, clinical photos, and blood work done before surgery.
  • Additional tests and/or imaging may be required, such as: a pulmonary function test, echocardiogram, CT scan or MRI scan.
Last updated: February 25th 2021