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Scoliosis Surgery: Before and After Photos

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Anterior Scoliosis Correction (ASC) surgeries performed on adults and children
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* refers specifically to ASC cases as pioneered by Drs. ABC (ASC by Drs. ABC).  Drs. ABC have years and thousands of cases of experience in both Adult and Pediatric spine and scoliosis surgery, both anterior and posterior approaches.  It’s this “Think Tank” of elite experience that has led to their pioneering success. 

Typical Posterior Metal Rod Fusion

This scoliosis surgery patient had a posterior fusion with metal rods to correct his scoliosis. Typical results of posterior fusion surgery are a very straight back, with a long linear scar, and unfortunately 100% non-functional back muscles. Remaining mobility only exists in the area above or below the rods, near the base of the waist. Recovery is typically 6-9 months long, from typically high blood loss surgery, and 2-4% infection rates.  Return to sports is usually one year, and then restricted by your loss of function.  Chance for additional metal rod fusion extension surgery in your life-time due to junctional breakdown- could be higher than 30%. 

Male Patient on Left in video

Female Patient on Right in video

Typical Anterior Double ASC

This scoliosis surgery patient here had a Double Anterior Scoliosis Correction (ASC by Drs. ABC). Her smaller scars are located on either side of her body, hidden under her arms. Notice her normal-appearing spine, shoulder, and waist symmetry.  Her back muscles, 100% functional.  Also, observe the unrestricted range of motion compared to metal rod fusion. Typical recovery time for ASC by Drs. ABC is 6 weeks.  Return to Competive sport often by 3 months.  Low blood loss surgery (<1-2% transfusion rates).  Extremely low infection rates. 

ASC Surgery: Before and After Photos

Before and After Scoliosis Surgery Photos

Has your doctor recommended surgery to correct your scoliosis? While surgery isn’t necessary for every case, it may be helpful depending on the severity of the scoliotic curve, the patient’s age and symptoms, and the scoliosis progression rate. If you’re wondering if surgery is the right option, it may be helpful to look at scoliosis surgery before and after photos.

Shown here are specifically ASC by Drs. ABC surgery before and after pictures of patients of different ages and with varying curve types (single, double, complex). If you’re interested in learning more about ASC surgery and your eligibility for treatment, reach out to us at the Institute for Spine & Scoliosis today.

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What Is the Average Scoliosis Surgery Recovery Time?

If our scoliosis surgery before and after photos sparked your interest in ASC by Drs. ABC, you might be wondering what the recovery time looks like for this type of procedure.

During this procedure, the back muscles are not touched. As a result, patients can expect to see amazing scoliosis surgery results within weeks (rather than months compared to posterior metal rod spinal fusion surgery).

Overall, most patients are able to return to full activities six to eight weeks after surgery. Many teenagers go back to school around 4 weeks. However, recovery time and results will vary on a per-case basis. 

What to Know ASC by Drs. ABC Scoliosis Surgery

After surgery, patients typically follow a recovery timeline similar to this:

  • Four to Five Days Post-Surgery: The patient is discharged from the hospital and able to go home.
  • One to Three Weeks Post-Surgery: The patient feels they are getting “back to normal” but still have limitations.
  • Three to Four Weeks Post-Surgery: The patient can return to work or school, sometimes in limited fashion.  For the first four weeks after surgery, the patient should plan on taking it easy.
  • Six Weeks Post-Surgery: The patient may be cleared to return to normal daily activities six weeks after surgery.
  • Six to Twelve Weeks Post-Surgery: During this timeframe, a patient’s doctor may give them the green light to resume playing certain sports and activities.

It’s important to note that scoliosis surgery results and timelines will vary on a case-by-case basis, so you must follow your doctor’s specific instructions.

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 Get your case reviewed by Dr. Antonacci and his team, reach out to our experienced clinicians today!

Recorded April 2023. This interview is for educational purposes and covers information provided by Dr. Darryl Antonacci regarding ASC by Drs. ABC and the advancements they have pioneered.

Recorded 2020. This interview is for educational purposes and covers information provided by Dr. Darryl Antonacci regarding ASC by Drs. ABC they have pioneered.

ASC by Drs ABC: Before and After Photos

Unparalleled Experience – Unparalleled Results

Has your doctor recommended surgery to correct your scoliosis? While surgery isn’t necessary for every case, it may be helpful depending on the severity of the scoliotic curve, the patient’s age and symptoms, and the scoliosis progression rate. If you’re wondering if surgery is the right option, it may be helpful to look at scoliosis surgery  (ASC by Drs. ABC) before and after photos.

Shown here are ASC surgery before and after pictures of patients of different ages and with varying curve types (single, double, complex). If you’re interested in learning more about ASC surgery and your eligibility for treatment, reach out to the expert clinicians at the Institute for Spine & Scoliosis today.

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Single Curves

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 3
single curve
MT, 14 y/o

PreOp
43.8°

PostOp
3.5°

PercentCorrection
92%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 4
single curve
MT, 14 y/o

PreOp
43.8°

PostOp
3.5°

PercentCorrection
92%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 5
single curve
ET, 23 y/o

PreOp
45.8°

PostOp
11.1°

Percent
Correction
76%

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single curve
ET, 23 y/o

PreOp
45.8°

PostOp
11.1°

Percent
Correction
76%

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single curve
NL, 12 y/o

PreOp
50.7°

PostOp
8.1°

PercentCorrection 84%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 8
single curve
NL, 12 y/o

PreOp
50.7°

PostOp
8.1°

PercentCorrection 84%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 9
single curve
JH, 29 y/o

PreOp
60.1°

PostOp
18.4°

Percent
Correction  69%

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single curve
JH, 29 y/o

PreOp
60.1°

PostOp
18.4°

Percent
Correction  69%

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single curve
RB, 17 y/o

PreOp
55°

PostOp
1.6°

Percent
Correction
97%

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single curve
RB, 17 y/o

PreOp
55°

PostOp
1.6°

Percent
Correction
97%

Double Curves

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 12
double curve
AO, 12 y/o

PreOp
67.7°

PostOp
16.1°

Percent
Correction 76%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 13
double curve
AO, 12 y/o

PreOp
67.7°

PostOp
16.1°

Percent
Correction 76%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 14
double curve
JB, 14 y/o

PreOp
43.6°

PostOp
9.6°

PercentCorrection
78%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 15
double curve
JB, 14 y/o

PreOp
43.6°

PostOp
9.6°

PercentCorrection
78%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 16
double curve
EP, 14 y/o

PreOp
61.7°

PostOp
10.6°

PercentCorrection
83%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 17
double curve
EP, 14 y/o

PreOp
61.7°

PostOp
10.6°

PercentCorrection
83%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 18
double curve
JF, 14 y/o

PreOp
44.2°

PostOp
6.8°

PercentCorrection
85%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 19
double curve
JF, 14 y/o

PreOp
44.2°

PostOp
6.8°

PercentCorrection
85%

Complex Single Curve

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 20
complex single curve
EB, 12 y/o

PreOp
81.6°

PostOp
20°

PercentCorrection
75%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 21
complex single curve
EB, 12 y/o

PreOp
81.6°

PostOp
20°

PercentCorrection
75%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 22
complex single curve
JD, 15 y/o

PreOp
94°

PostOp
22.7°

PercentCorrection
76%

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complex single curve
JD, 15 y/o

PreOp
94°

PostOp
22.7°

PercentCorrection
76%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 24
complex single curve
KM, 13 y/o

PreOp
67.2°

PostOp
1.2°

PercentCorrection
98%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 25
complex single curve
KM, 13 y/o

PreOp
67.2°

PostOp
1.2°

PercentCorrection
98%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 20
complex single curve
EB, 12 y/o

PreOp
81.6°

PostOp
20°

PercentCorrection
75%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 21
complex single curve
EB, 12 y/o

PreOp
81.6°

PostOp
20°

PercentCorrection
75%

Complex Double Curves

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complex double curves
MG, 23 y/o

PreOp
75.9°

PostOp
26.3°

PercentCorrection
65%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 29
complex double curves
MG, 23 y/o

PreOp
75.9°

PostOp
26.3°

PercentCorrection
65%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 30
complex double curves
MH, 12 y/o

PreOp
70.5°

PostOp
18.4°

Percent
Correction 74%

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complex double curves
MH, 12 y/o

PreOp
70.5°

PostOp
18.4°

Percent
Correction 74%

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complex double curves
NA, 15 y/o

PreOp
55°

PostOp
6.3°

Percent
Correction 89%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 33
complex double curves
NA, 15 y/o

PreOp
55°

PostOp
6.3°

Percent
Correction 89%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 34
complex double curves
LM, 14 y/o

PreOp
100.7°

PostOp
21.1°

PercentCorrection
79%

Scoliosis Surgery Before and After 35
complex double curves
LM, 14 y/o

PreOp
100.7°

PostOp
21.1°

PercentCorrection
79%