Before and After Scoliosis Surgery With ASC
* refers specifically to ASC – cord cases as pioneered by Drs. ABC. The doctors have years and thousands of cases of experience in spine and scoliosis surgery, anterior and posterior.
Typical Posterior Metal Rod Fusion
This scoliosis surgery patient had a posterior fusion with metal rods to correct his scoliosis. Typical results of posterior fusion surgery are a very straight back, with a long linear scar. His remaining mobility only exists in the area below the rods, near his waist. Recovery is typically 6-9 months long.
Male Patient on Left in video
Female Patient on Right in video
Typical Anterior Double ASC
This scoliosis surgery patient had a Double Anterior Scoliosis Correction (ASC). Her smaller scars are located on either side of her body, hidden under her arms. Notice her normal-appearing spine, shoulder and waist symmetry. Also, observe the unrestricted range of motion compared to metal rod fusion. Patients are released to sports at 6 weeks.