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    Only a surgeon can answer? What's the point of...

    Only a surgeon can answer? What's the point of this forum then?

    I may as well just google my questions.
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    MAGEC rods vs fusion for children

    When is one used over the other for a 5 year old child for treatment of congenital scoliosis with a hemivertibrae at T11?
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    Is that article based on Chinese operations or US...

    Is that article based on Chinese operations or US operations.

    35 of 35 patients were helped. I heard the chance of failure of this surgery was 10%. By failing I mean paralysis during surgery.
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    The Mayo clinic states that fusion is a generally...

    The Mayo clinic states that fusion is a generally safe surgery.

    The most severe complication is nerve damage.

    This is the kind of stuff I am looking for.
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    I have a clarification..the curve is actually 30...

    I have a clarification..the curve is actually 30 degrees. The same as it was 6 months ago.

    The hemivertibrae removal followed by a fusion is very risky compared to just a fusion.
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    Startling statistics regarding scoliosis surgery

    https://www.treatingscoliosis.com/scoliosis-surgery/

    What are your thoughts on this article?
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    Hemivertibrae resection

    What is the success rate for this surgery? There's anterior and posterior surgery for this, I understand. Which is more successful? Is anterior only used for a tether? Is posterior performed for...
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    Hemivertibrae surgery - congenital scoliosis

    Hi everyone,

    My 5 year old son has a hemivertibrae causing a 30 degree curve. He is being monitored. The surgeon recommended removal and fusion.

    What is the success rate for this surgery in...
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