Getting Scoliosis Surgery

If you choose surgery, you’ll have lots of questions. Will it hurt? How long does it take? How long am I in the hospital? At Medtronic, we understand your concerns and developed our CD Horizon® Legacy™ System with patients in mind.

Around 27,000 cases of scoliosis each year are serious enough to require surgery. Spinal fusion is the most frequently performed surgical procedure to correct severe scoliosis.

Is It Right for You?

Several factors have to be analyzed before deciding if scoliosis surgery is the right treatment option for you.

Surgery: What to Expect

There are different techniques that can be used for scoliosis surgery. Read more about posterior surgery (from the back) and anterior surgery (from the front).

Personal Stories

Read about the experiences of people who have received our products and therapies. You’ll learn first-hand what life was like for these particular patients, both before and after treatment.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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