Scoliosis is the medical term for a sideways curvature of the spine. Spinal fusion surgery (SFS) for scoliosis fuses two or more vertebrae together to help straighten the spine and prevent the curvature from progressing.
Greater odds of overall satisfaction three months after lumbar fusion when surgery is minimally invasive
The researchers found that MIS procedures were associated with significantly greater odds of patient satisfaction 3 months postoperatively but not 12 months postoperatively. MIS was also associated with less disability and pain at both time points.
Therapeutic aquatic exercise leads to greater pain alleviation in patients with chronic low back pain compared with physical therapy, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in JAMA Network Open.