Children’s National Hospital has a team of highly-specialized experts that work together to correct idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents using posterior spinal fusion surgery. Children with idiopathic scoliosis have an abnormal curve in their spine and may show the following signs:
Posterior spinal fusion is the surgical process of straightening the spine and preventing the curve from getting worse. Metal implants are used to hold the spine in a straighter position until the bones fuse together.
The team at Children’s National works to make the recovery after this surgery as easy as possible for patients and families. Our experts have created the very first Spinal Fusion Surgical Home to streamline care and facilitate faster recovery.
A Guide to Posterior Spinal Fusion (PDF)
Videos on Life After Posterior Spinal Fusion
Children’s National offers children with spinal deformities a range of treatments, including innovative casting techniques, and hope for a bright future.
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