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Scoliosis surgery in Turkey, Costs of Istanbul Clinics

Scoliosis is a pathological condition involving a permanent lateral deviation of the spine, often accompanied by rotation and deformation of individual vertebrae.

This condition can be congenital or acquired later in life. The abnormal curvature of the spine cannot be corrected spontaneously and may become progressively worse over time. In severe cases of scoliosis, surgery may be required to prevent further complications and improve the patient's quality of life.

Who is this procedure for?
  • Individuals with severe cases of scoliosis (abnormal sideways curvature of the spine)
Intervention or treatment's duration
  • 4 Hours
Success rate
  • 90%

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What causes scoliosis?

Scoliosis, also known as scoliotic spinal deformity, can be :

  • Congenital, present from birth due to hereditary causes.
  • Acquired, i.e. associated with pathologies of the hips, lower limbs, or the spine itself.

Women are more likely to develop scoliosis, by a ratio of 7 to 1. They are also more likely to develop more severe forms of scoliosis.

In some cases, scoliosis may be associated with collagen, neuromuscular, or endocrine disorders.

Acquired scoliosis occurs after traumatic or inflammatory injury to the spine, or may be caused by acquired neuromuscular or degenerative lesions.

In the majority of cases, however, the origin is unknown or there is no definite cause, resulting in the clinical picture of idiopathic scoliosis.

Other causes of scoliosis include cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, and tumors.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of scoliosis vary from one individual to another. However, the following are the most common symptoms:

  • Shoulders at different heights.
  • The head is dispositioned above the pelvis.
  • Presence of prominent or asymmetrical haunches.
  • Ribs at unusual levels.
  • Changes in the color and texture of the skin covering the spine.
  • A body that moves into a sloping position.

Scoliosis Treatment in Turkey

In Turkey, scoliosis treatment is tailored to each patient, taking into account several factors: the severity of the curve, the patient's age and general health.

Non-surgical approaches

For mild to moderate curves, a custom-made orthopedic corset may be prescribed as a non-surgical treatment. The goal is to slow the worsening of the deformity and maintain the curvature within a certain range.

Surgical approaches

In severe cases, or when a corset is not sufficient, surgery may be considered. The goal of surgery is to correct the spinal curvature, halt its progression, and improve respiratory function. The most appropriate surgical technique is chosen based on the complexity of the scoliosis.

Follow-up and observation

For mild curvatures that do not pose a significant risk of worsening, regular follow-up by a specialist may be sufficient. This allows the evolution of the scoliosis to be monitored and action to be taken if necessary.

Scoliosis surgery in Turkey

Surgery can be a lifesaver for severe curvatures (over 45 degrees). Given the ineffectiveness of corsets in these cases, surgery offers two major objectives:

  • Stop the deterioration of the curvature.
  • Correct the spinal deformity.

However, this procedure should not be taken lightly. Side effects and risks can occur, so it's important to provide patients with clear, comprehensive information to help them make an informed decision.

Arthrodesis is a very delicate procedure that takes about 4 hours. It is performed under general anesthesia on the patient's back, and involves attaching two titanium rods into the spine to straighten it.

During surgery, the function of the spinal cord is carefully monitored for any problems, using evoked potentials (tests that measure the central nervous system's response to sensory stimuli).

    Diagnosis of spinal deformity

    The diagnosis of scoliosis is based on a physical examination and medical imaging.

    Physical examination

    The doctor will examine the spine for abnormal curvatures and other signs of scoliosis.

    Imaging studies

    X-rays are the most common way to diagnose scoliosis. If necessary, the orthopedic surgeon may use a computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to obtain more detailed images of the spine.

    Measuring the severity of scoliosis

    The severity of scoliosis is generally measured by the angle of curvature of the spine:

    • Mild curvature: Less than 25-30 degrees.
    • Moderate curvature: Between 25-30 and 45-50 degrees.
    • Severe curvature: More than 45-50 degrees.

    Scoliosis treatment depends on the severity of the curve, the patient's age, and other factors.

    Please keep in mind that this information is not a substitute for professional medical advice for you. If you suspect scoliosis, you can consult one of our partner doctors for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

    With Turquie Santé, you can choose a free teleconsultation with the best specialists in Turkey.

    Why choose Turkey for scoliosis treatment ?

    In terms of technological expertise and cost, scoliosis surgery in Turkey is on par with the best in the world. The neurosurgery and orthopedic departments of our partner hospitals are committed to providing you with comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of scoliosis deformity problems in Turkey.

    We are happy to help our patients find the safest, most up-to-date, and least invasive treatment options at cost-effective prices.

    Costs can also increase depending on the level of care a patient requires. However, compared to other countries, you can get affordable scoliosis surgery in Turkey.

    Contact us to find out the cost of scoliosis surgery in Turkey!

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