A spine deformity is when there is an abnormal curvature of the spine which can cause an abnormal appearance, severe pain and/or poor quality of life.
Some of the conditions that cause spinal deformity include:
Deformity Surgery is performed to straighten & balance a severely curved spine and prevent the curve from worsening.
The surgery is performed with the use of spinal hardware (rods, screws or hooks) and can be performed through the back ("posterior"), front ("anterior") or both.
Occasionally the surgery can be performed through a minimally invasive surgery approach (MIS) - thus decreasing blood loss, hospital stay & postoperative pain.
Some surgical procedures (complex spine revision surgery, severe fixed/rigid deformities, etc.) are more complicated and require special expertise & training in spinal surgery. Read about Dr. McCracken's expertise here.
There are several conditions which require complex revisions. These include:
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