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What is scoliosis?


Scoliosis is the oldest known spinal deformity.

Although the cause of 80% of the cases is unknown, Scoliosis; It can develop due to many reasons such as trauma, congenital developmental disorders.

Scoliosis is a bending of the spine more than 10 degrees to the right or left.

The external appearance of the spine in scoliosis can be likened to the letter S or C.

The incidence of scoliosis varies between 0.2 - 6%. The first symptoms of scoliosis, which is more common in girls, are that the shoulders and hips do not stand symmetrically and the patient has a bulge on the back.

Due to scoliosis, slippage also occurs in the hip, shoulder blades and rib cage.

If left untreated, serious problems may occur in organs such as lower back, back pain, nerve damage, and lung and heart in advanced ages.

In addition to all these physical problems, the unhappiness of the person's own appearance should also be taken into account.

The diagnosis of scoliosis is made by X-ray showing the entire spine.

MRI should be done to see if there is any other accompanying problem.

Treatment varies according to the rate of progression of scoliosis, the degree of curvature, the presence of additional pathologies and the general condition of the patient.

The treatment methods used are:

Monitoring and continuous follow-up

corset applications

Scoliosis exercise and special rehabilitation applications

We recommend surgical intervention as a last resort in case the curvature exceeds a critical value or causes additional diseases.

In the surgical treatment that we safely apply in the light of today's technical developments, we can correct the spine by placing screws and rods on the back or waist, depending on the situation, in both regions.

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