I had surgery for scoliosis when I was 14 (now 21). I have never had any problems with my back since then whatsoever. I was doing some
research the other day about the long term effects of having surgery, e.g. will my spine start to curve again, will my back look more deformed
over time even though I have had the surgery to fix it? I then found out that Harrington rods were once used for scoliosis surgery and these later
caused something known as 'flat back syndrome'. The new improved method for surgery known as Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation then started to be carried out during the 90's and didn't cause this problem. I had my surgery in 2004 and im trying to find out which type of surgery I had
(hopefully the latter), I don't know how I would find this out. I have my x-rays (before and after) so was wondering what the difference is between
the harrington rods and the new surgery method? Does this show up on x-rays?