This a surgical procedure to help correct, control and balance a spinal deformity in children and adults. Scoliosis or kyphosis correction is achieved with the use of screws, rods, hooks, wires/bands, and sometimes supplemented with metallic or non-metallic cages. Artificial bone graft is applied to the area, which is ‘fused’ to allow it to heal as one solid column. The surgery is usually performed from the back of the spine, although it can also be done through the side of the chest, abdomen or neck.
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