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What is the goal of surgery for scoliosis?

The biggest goal in surgery for scoliosis is to stop the curve of the spine from getting worse.

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How common is structural scoliosis?
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Two to four percent of children between the ages of 10 and 16 develop the most common type of scolio...
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How common is scoliosis?
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Two to four percent of children between the ages of 10 and 16 develop the most common type of scolio...
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How can scoliosis be prevented?
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There is no evidence that scoliosis can be prevented. The majority of scoliosis cases have no known ...
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Are there side effects to wearing a back brace for scoliosis?
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The biggest side effect to wearing a back brace for scoliosis is body image concerns. It's hard for ...
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