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Anesthesia for Spine Surgery

General anesthesia is administered for surgical repair of curvature of the spine (scoliosis).

There are two types of spinal curvature that require surgical correction. The first, sometimes called idiopathic scoliosis, occurs when the spine curves abnormally for unknown reasons.

The second type of curvature is usually associated with other diseases that affect your child's muscles, nerves and bones.

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Surgical Procedure for Scoliosis

Before Spine Surgery

During Spine Surgery

After Surgery

Last Updated: 12/2013