Scoliosis is a malformation of the spine that affects 3% of those under 18 years of age. In 10% of the cases the child must wear a corset. And when scoliosis is too important, it is necessary to perform surgery to straighten the spine and prevent pain and respiratory pain.
Operation at the Hospices civils de Lyon
In the civilian hospitals of Lyon, Dr. Vincent Cunin straightens the backbone with screws and a cable, implanted using a camera. According to him, this intervention leaves more mobile.
The technique he uses is much less aggressive than the technique that is commonly used. Some incisions in the thorax make it possible to place screws in the vertebrae and connect them with a cable.
Good operational follow-up
Another advantage, the postoperative is benign. Guided children may consider returning to their home on the second day after the day of the procedure.
This intervention can be performed around the age of 10 for girls and 12 for boys.
More info in our paid edition of 16 May.