Before and After ASC Scoliosis Surgery
* refers specifically to ASC – cord cases as pioneered by Drs. ABC. The doctors have years and thousands of cases of experience in spine and scoliosis surgery, anterior and posterior.
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. His remaining mobility only exists in the area below the rods, near his waist. Recovery is typically 6-9 months long.
Male Patient on Left in video
Female Patient on Right in video
Typical Anterior Double ASC
The scoliosis surgery patient here had a Double Anterior Scoliosis Correction (ASC). Her smaller scars are located on either side of her body, hidden under her arms. Notice her normal-appearing spine, shoulder and waist symmetry. Also, observe the unrestricted range of motion compared to metal rod fusion. Patients are released to sports at 6 weeks.
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Dr. Antonacci utilizes minimally invasive techniques and has made pioneering advancements in muscle-sparing spine surgery, which drastically reduces blood loss and shortens hospital stays. Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Antonacci is among a select few individuals worldwide with the expertise to perform a wide range of adult and pediatric spinal surgery, from traditional techniques to anterior scoliosis correction techniques for scoliosis, or percutaneous and mini-open approaches. Because of his meticulous surgical expertise and vast experience, Dr. Antonacci is able to optimize recovery times and outcomes for his patients.
Spine and scoliosis surgery treatment procedures are performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, NY, University Medical Center at Princeton in Princeton, NJ, and Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. As a senior spine surgery consultant, Dr. Antonacci has also performed complex scoliosis and spinal deformity surgery on children at the prestigious Shriners Hospitals for Children® in Philadelphia in the past.
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ASC Scoliosis Cases From Around The World…
The purpose of this map is to give a world-view of the influence ASC has had for those with scoliosis. All of the locations are general and do not include any personal information. Privacy is our main focus over accuracy. Locations may be in a generic spot, this includes public areas such as parks, business districts, or even in the middle of a body of water.