A Diagnosis of ScoliosisScoliosis is typically diagnosed during a physical exam. The physician on the medical staff evaluates your posture, shoulder balance and leg lengths for abnormalities. A forward-bending test helps define your spine’s flexibility and the size of the curve. Other tests for scoliosis may include an X-ray, MRI or a scoliometer. If the curve measures more than 10 degrees, it is considered to be a true scoliotic curve.
Non-surgical Treatment of Scoliosis
We understand that your scoliosis is unique. That’s why we personalize your plan, with a goal to give the most appropriate and least invasive care. We offer a wide range of non-surgical options, including:
- Watchful waiting
- Exercise and physical therapy
- Anti-inflammatory medications
Surgical and Robotic Treatment of Scoliosis
Robotic spinal surgery is the latest technology in advanced spine procedures offered at Texas Health Plano and has made us a preferred center for spine services. The RenaissanceTM Surgical Robot is the first surgical robot designed specifically to operate on the spine. Accurate to less than half a millimeter, it enables surgeons to plan the optimal surgery ahead of time using a computed tomography (CT)-based 3D simulation of the patient's spine.
Some benefits of using a robotic system for advanced spinal surgery include in most cases, greater precision and reduced radiation exposure. For patients, this generally means:
- Less likelihood of infection
- Less pain after surgery
- Fewer complications
- Shorter hospital stays
- Faster recovery, when compared with non-robotic surgery
Other Spinal Conditions
We provide care for spinal deformities and even post-traumatic deformities including:
- Post-traumatic injuries
Surgeons on the medical staff are highly experienced in using the range of innovative minimally invasive spine surgeries. Minimally invasive surgeries generally result in smaller scars, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery time.
RecoveryAfter spinal surgery, we help you quickly return to your life with results-driven rehabilitation. With experienced therapists, advanced facilities and personalized, one-on-one therapy sessions, Rehabilitation Services at Texas Health Plano provide support, compassion and treatments to get you moving again. For those who need more intensive care, our therapists create personalized discharge plans that works for each patient.
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