Duration of Treatmentusually takes 4 to 5 hours

Days of Stayusually 6 days in the hospital and 5 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Kyphosis Surgery?

Kyphosis is an abnormally rounding of the thoracic spine (upper back), it’s also called round back or Kelso's hunchback. A curve of more than 45 degrees is considered excessive.

There are three types of abnormal kyphosis:

  1. Postural kyphosis- due to poor posture that causes the spine to more curved.
  2. Structural kyphosis- due to defect in part of the spine.  
  3. Congenital kyphosis- due to a malformation of the spinal column in the womb. 

 

 

Kyphosis surgery signs include:

  • Back Pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Fatigue
  • Curved spine
  • Shortness of breath
  • Body image problems
  • Decreased appetite
  • Osteoporosis
  • Slipped discs

 

 

Kyphosis surgery risk factor includes:-

  • Risks of anaesthesia
  • Bleeding & Infection
  • Temporary dizziness
  • Nerve paralysis
  • Injury to your spinal cord or nerves
  • Non-healing of the bony fusion
  • Failure to improve
  • Failure to improve
  • Instrumentation breakage/failure
  • Infection and/or bone graft site pain

 

  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

 

To identify the diagnosis doctor advised to go for complete evolution - usually x-ray and (CT) scan, magnetic resonance (MRI) imaging or Bone density test.  Kyphosis treatment depends on the patient condition and symptoms that are medications, physiotherapy or surgery. Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia will guide you about the benefits and risk factor of Kyphosis surgery.

Step 1 – Anesthesia: Kyphosis surgery takes 4 to 5 hours depending upon the procedures by giving general anaesthesia to relieve pain.

Step 2 – The incision:  

Typical surgeries used for kyphosis are:

  1. Osteotomy: in this surgical procedure the surgeon cut the bone to reduce the degree of curvature.
  2. Spinal Instrumentation and Fusion: Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure; the surgeon makes a small incision in the skin. Protective tissue layers next to the bone are removed, and small chips of bone are placed together with metal rods and screws until the spine heals together in a corrected position. The main goal is to return the damaged vertebra as close as possible to its original height.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions: The neurosurgeon flaps the skin after the surgery with the help of Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips that close the skin incisions.

  • The doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications and managing.
  • Stitches or staples will be removed after 7 to 10 days of surgery. 
  • Patients can move after 24 hours of the operation and after 3 days able to walk by the walker.
  • The surgeon will advise to wear a canvas type lumbar support belt for the first few weeks and undergo physiotherapy after some days.
  • Strenuous activities such as bike riding or running are advisable to start after six to eight months.
     

The success rate depends on surgeon experience. In acute angular kyphosis, correction rate is around 71%, and correction rate of both procedures with total vertebrectomy is around 60%. Kyphosis surgery is usually very successful in partially or completely correcting the deformity.
 

 

 

  • Are you board-certified neurosurgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of neurosurgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of kyphosis surgery?
  • What are the costs involved with this type of kyphosis surgery?
  • How long I have to stay in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are risk factors for this type of surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my kyphosis surgery?

 

 

 

 

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KYPHOSIS SURGERY

Duration of Treatmentusually takes 4 to 5 hours

Days of Stayusually 6 days in the hospital and 5 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Kyphosis Surgery?

Kyphosis is an abnormally rounding of the thoracic spine (upper back), it’s also called round back or Kelso's hunchback. A curve of more than 45 degrees is considered excessive.

There are three types of abnormal kyphosis:

  1. Postural kyphosis- due to poor posture that causes the spine to more curved.
  2. Structural kyphosis- due to defect in part of the spine.  
  3. Congenital kyphosis- due to a malformation of the spinal column in the womb. 

 

 

symptoms

Kyphosis surgery signs include:

  • Back Pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Fatigue
  • Curved spine
  • Shortness of breath
  • Body image problems
  • Decreased appetite
  • Osteoporosis
  • Slipped discs

 

 

risk factors

Kyphosis surgery risk factor includes:-

  • Risks of anaesthesia
  • Bleeding & Infection
  • Temporary dizziness
  • Nerve paralysis
  • Injury to your spinal cord or nerves
  • Non-healing of the bony fusion
  • Failure to improve
  • Failure to improve
  • Instrumentation breakage/failure
  • Infection and/or bone graft site pain

 

preparation

  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

 

procedure

To identify the diagnosis doctor advised to go for complete evolution - usually x-ray and (CT) scan, magnetic resonance (MRI) imaging or Bone density test.  Kyphosis treatment depends on the patient condition and symptoms that are medications, physiotherapy or surgery. Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia will guide you about the benefits and risk factor of Kyphosis surgery.

Step 1 – Anesthesia: Kyphosis surgery takes 4 to 5 hours depending upon the procedures by giving general anaesthesia to relieve pain.

Step 2 – The incision:  

Typical surgeries used for kyphosis are:

  1. Osteotomy: in this surgical procedure the surgeon cut the bone to reduce the degree of curvature.
  2. Spinal Instrumentation and Fusion: Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure; the surgeon makes a small incision in the skin. Protective tissue layers next to the bone are removed, and small chips of bone are placed together with metal rods and screws until the spine heals together in a corrected position. The main goal is to return the damaged vertebra as close as possible to its original height.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions: The neurosurgeon flaps the skin after the surgery with the help of Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips that close the skin incisions.

post procedure

  • The doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications and managing.
  • Stitches or staples will be removed after 7 to 10 days of surgery. 
  • Patients can move after 24 hours of the operation and after 3 days able to walk by the walker.
  • The surgeon will advise to wear a canvas type lumbar support belt for the first few weeks and undergo physiotherapy after some days.
  • Strenuous activities such as bike riding or running are advisable to start after six to eight months.
     

success rate

The success rate depends on surgeon experience. In acute angular kyphosis, correction rate is around 71%, and correction rate of both procedures with total vertebrectomy is around 60%. Kyphosis surgery is usually very successful in partially or completely correcting the deformity.
 

 

 

faqs from doctor

  • Are you board-certified neurosurgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of neurosurgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of kyphosis surgery?
  • What are the costs involved with this type of kyphosis surgery?
  • How long I have to stay in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are risk factors for this type of surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my kyphosis surgery?

 

 

 

 

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