Scoliosis is the oblique bending or curvature of the spine. It is seen in adolescents and young adults When the curve is beyond 45 degrees it is considered for corrective surgery. The surgery involves various complicated procedures like repairing osteotomy of the spine at one or multiple levels or vertebral resection.
Metallic fasteners and rods are employed to correct the residual curvature and hold it in the exact position until a bone graft, placed at the time of surgery, joins and builds permanent rigid fusion. The operation is done under continuous neuro monitoring so that no damage the spinal cord or nerve during the correction. With the use of modern elevations and instruments, this surgery is believed to be extremely safe and gives very delightful results.