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Kyphoplasty in Turkey

Kyphoplasty in Turkey

Kyphoplasty is a vertebral augmentation surgery to treat fractures in the vertebra. These fractures may occur because of conditions such as osteoporosis or trauma. ... Read More

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Acibadem Hospitals Group
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Acibadem Hospitals Group

Multi Specialty
  • 550 Number of beds
  • Istanbul
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Doctors for Kyphoplasty in Acibadem Hospitals Group

Dr. Ahmet Alanay

Senior Consultant
Spine Surgeon
  • 23 years of experience

Dr. Emre Acaroglu

Consultant
Spine Surgeon
  • 33 years of experience
Medical Park Group, İstanbul
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Medical Park Group, İstanbul

Multi Specialty
  • 5600 Number of beds
  • Istanbul
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Doctors for Kyphoplasty in Medical Park Group, İstanbul

M.D. Erel Ulug

Senior Consultant
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 20 years of experience

Prof. Dr.Ahmet Colak

Professor
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 25 years of experience

DR. ZAFER ORKUN TOKTAŞ

Associate Professor
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 17 years of experience

Prof. Hasan Ozgur Ozdemir

Professor
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 19 years of experience
Medipol University Hospital, İstanbul
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Medipol University Hospital, İstanbul

Multi Specialty
  • 470 Number of beds
  • Istanbul
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Frequently Asked Questions related to Kyphoplasty

Scoliosis Spine Surgery

Is wearing a brace must after this surgery?

A brace supports the spine and keeps it immobilized after surgery to enhance healing. With modern instrumentation techniques, the need for a rigid brace is much reduced. A corset or a soft brace can be used to support the muscles.

How does this surgery affect the flexibility of my back?

Spinal fusion surgery reduces the flexibility of the back but this depends on which region of your back is fused and the length of the spine involved.

Surgeries in the upper cervical region limit movements of the neck while those in the middle impact forward bending slightly. Surgeries in the lumbar region affect flexibility and restrict certain movements.

How many times will I need to visit the hospital after surgery?

Spinal surgery for scoliosis is a major operation and requires a long recovery period. During this time post-operative visits and follow up checkups are a must to ensure that the recovery is on track. The patient is called for follow up on 12 days of the surgery to remove any stitches and the patient can return to the home country after that.

When can I start walking, climbing stairs, and resume with my daily chores again?

Depending on your age you might be ready to return to work or school around 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. This timescale is different for each person. Many patients will be back to normal activity levels around 3 after surgery.

Can women patients bear children after surgery?

Yes, conceiving is not generally hindered after this surgery unless some other limiting factors are also involved. This surgery also does not mean that such women will have to undergo only C-section for delivery as it does not affect undergoing the natural birth process.

 

Is wearing a brace must after this surgery?

A brace supports the spine and keeps it immobilized after surgery to enhance healing. With modern instrumentation techniques, the need for a rigid brace is much reduced. A corset or a soft brace can be used to support the muscles.

How many times will I need to visit the hospital after surgery?

Spinal surgery for scoliosis is a major operation and requires long recovery period. During this time post operative visits and follow up checkups are a must to ensure that the recovery is on track. The patient is called for follow up on 12 day of the surgery to remove any stitches and patient can return to home country after that.

How long will the surgery be?

Usually it takes four to six hours.

How many days will I have to stay in the hospital for my surgery?

Hospital stay is usually for 6 days.

How many days will I have to stay in the hospital for my surgery?

Hospital stay is usually for 6 days.

How long will the surgery be?

Usually, it takes four to six hours.

When can I start walking, climbing stairs, and resume with my daily chores again?

Depending on your age you might be ready to return to work or school around 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. This timescale is different for each person. Many patients will be back to normal activity levels around 3 after surgery.

Will the hump on the back straighten after surgery?

A hump in Scoliosis is usually due to the twisted spine becoming prominent or the bent of the ribs. Surgery makes this bent smaller but it will not totally disappear.

The surgeon can give the exact picture of how much deformity will be improved after the surgery.

How does this surgery affect the flexibility of my back?

Spinal fusion surgery reduces the flexibility of the back but this depends on which region of your back is fused and the length of the spine involved.Surgeries in upper cervical region limit movements of the neck while those in the middle impact forward bending slightly. Surgeries in the lumbar region affect flexibility and restrict certain movements.

What are the chances of back pain after surgery?

Some patients have back pain after spinal fusion surgery. It is normally in the upper back or lower spine region. However, it can be easily treated with exercise and other simple measures like medications. But in some cases revision surgery to ease back pain or remove the implants may be required.

What if i wait for some time and then proceed with the surgery?

Mild cases of scoliosis may not need treatment. But, moderate to severe scoliosis that is left untreated can lead to pain and increasing deformity, as well as potential heart and lung damage. Also, if it is the case of a young child, the deformity increases drastically with hormone changes happening during puberty.

Do you stop growing after scoliosis surgery?

The choice of when to have surgery will vary. After the bones of the skeleton stop growing, the curve should not get much worse. Because of this, the surgeon may wait until your child's bones stop growing.

Your child may need surgery before this if the curve in the spine is severe or is getting worse quickly.

Can scoliosis lead to paralysis?

Rarely does adult scoliosis alone cause paralysis or other severe neurologic problems, but it can be associated with lumbar stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal or tube where the nerves lay), which can result in nerve irritation, leg pain and possibly weakness.

Is scoliosis a major surgery?

Spinal fusion for idiopathic scoliosis is an extensive surgery that is often only considered as a last option. However, it is major surgery and a big decision that should not be made without first considering all options.

Is scoliosis a major surgery?

Spinal fusion for idiopathic scoliosis is an extensive surgery that is often only considered as a last option. However, it is a major surgery and a big decision that should not be made without first considering all options.

Do you stop growing after scoliosis surgery?

The choice of when to have surgery will vary. After the bones of the skeleton stop growing, the curve should not get much worse. Because of this, the surgeon may wait until your child's bones stop growing. Your child may need surgery before this if the curve in the spine is severe or is getting worse quickly.

Are the scars after surgery noticeable?

The length of the scar from spinal fusion surgery depends on the area and number of vertebra that are fused. It also depends on whether posterior or anterior approach has been used for surgery.In the posterior approach, you can typically expect a single scar of 6-12 inches while in the anterior approach, there could be 3-4 incisions measuring nearly 4-6 inches. However, this length varies from person to person

What are the chances of back pain after surgery?

Some patients have back pain after the spinal fusion surgery. It is normally in the upper back or lower spine region. However, it can be easily treated with exercise and other simple measures like medications. But in some cases revision surgery to ease back pain or remove the implants may be required.

Can women patients bear children after surgery?

 

Yes, conceiving is not generally hindered after this surgery unless some other limiting factors are also involved. This surgery also does not mean that such women will have to undergo only C-section for delivery as it does not affect undergoing natural birth process.

Can scoliosis lead to paralysis?

Rarely does adult scoliosis alone cause paralysis or other severe neurologic problems, but it can be associated with lumbar stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal or tube where the nerves lay), which can result in nerve irritation, leg pain and possibly weakness.

Will the hump on the back straighten after surgery?

A hump in Scoliosis is usually due to the twisted spine becoming prominent or the bent of the ribs. Surgery makes this bent smaller but it will not totally disappear. The surgeon can give the exact picture of how much deformity will be improved after the surgery.

What if i wait for some time and then proceed with the surgery?

Mild cases of scoliosis may not need treatment. But, moderate to severe scoliosis that is left untreated can lead to pain and increasing deformity, as well as potential heart and lung damage.

Also, if it is the case of a young child, the deformity increases drastically with hormone changes happening during puberty.

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