What can I expect after spinal surgery for scoliosis?

After spinal surgery for scoliosis you may feel tired, sore and uncomfortable. The operation for scoliosis can take a few hours. You may have to stay in the hospital for a few days so the doctors can keep an eye on you. But once you’re feeling better and the doctors are happy with your spine, you can go home. You will need to see your doctor regularly to check the progress of your bone graft fusion.

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