Our 14-year-old female patient, who applied to our hospital, had complaints of pain in her back and waist, balance problems, and deformities in her body for a long time. Our patient was diagnosed with “Scoliosis” in the examinations. Scoliosis surgery, which can be performed in very few centers in Turkey, was carried out by a team led by Assistan Prof. Dr. Ali EREN, one of our faculty members in the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology. Our patient was discharged with full recovery after the operation. Our hospital is taking firm steps towards becoming a healing center in the international arena with such surgeries that can be performed in a few centers.
Scoliosis is the lateral curvature of the spine in the chest or lumbar regions. It can be seen alone or with humpback. In this case, it is called kyphoscoliosis. It is most common in adolescents without an underlying cause. Especially severe disease is more common in girls. It may cause significant cosmetic problems for the patient. It can be the cause of pain. Severe scoliosis can lead to lung diseases. Scoliosis, which can be diagnosed by examination and radiographs of the patient, has a curvature angle that can be measured in radiographs. Basically, the treatment of the patient is arranged according to this angle. Surgery is required for severe scoliosis.