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Scoliosis is a disease that has become widespread in recent times, especially those that result from other causes of spinal disease such as the stiffness of the back joints of the vertebrae, or that result from fractures or tumors in the spine as well as the occurrence of inaccurate surgical intervention led to imbalance, this scoliosis that is treated by accurate spinal surgery through which the infected vertebrae are detected and configured to be fitted with special metal screws for the vertebrae, The spinal canal is then expanded and outside the nerve roots, the spine is then adjusted with two metal bars and fix them with screws that are attached to the vertebrae by special equipment, under the radiology the appropriate degree of adjustment is determined and then the screws are installed, a bone patch was placed to help heal the vertebrae, The operation takes about three to five hours according to the severity of the scoliosis and associated injuries such as slipped disc, for example a patient came to SGH-Jeddah and was suffering from severe back and leg pain, she was sitting in a wheelchair could not stand or walk, she had spinal surgery at another hospital two years ago, by the medical examination and radiation the doctors found secondary curvature of the spine and metal screws installed inaccurately led to scoliosis, the patient was admitted then she underwent surgery, the next day after the surgery the patient was able to stand and walk, then she left the hospital after five days in a well condition.

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