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Recovery from Scoliosis Surgery

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Recovery from scoliosis surgery may require a few lifestyle changes—but above all, it takes time and patience. Follow these tips for a complication-free recovery, but remember, always listen to your doctor about specific recommendations. General Guidelines for Recovery from Scoliosis Surgery Recovery in Hospital Pain ManagementJust after scoliosis surgery, most patients are given PCA (patient-controlled analgesia). PCA is a pump that delivers morphine or other narcotic at the press of a button by the patient. This controls pain very well for the first two to three days after surgery. Then the patient is switched to oral pain medication and discharged home with a prescription. Adults may require medication at diminishing doses for weeks or months. Children are usually off medication within two weeks. Drains A drain prevents fluid accumulation at the incision site and is routine. Most patients have a drain in their back or side for two to three days after...
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