Regaining Functional Activity After Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis

For clients considering surgery, this is an interesting article that looked at the actual timing of return to school and sports after scoliosis surgery, compared to the recommended timing. It also found that post-operative weight loss of >5kg and mild respiratory complications were significantly associated with delayed return to full-time school.

Commentary provided by a Paediatric Orthopaedic specialist suggests post-operative physiotherapy to reduce respiratory complications to improve return-to-school timing, plus strategies to prevent weight loss.

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