Re: Height Gain After Scoliosis Surgery
Hi Sinan, welcome to SSO
It's normal for some "settling" to occur following fusion, so some of the height gained will be lost. This is to be expected, I'm afraid. Whilst it might be disappointing for your daughter, I don't think you need to fret unduly. When is her next follow-up appointment? Hopefully she will be having one soon, so you will be able to see her x-rays and be reassured that the metalwork is all in place.
I think there's still time for your daughter to grow, as she's only 13. I certainly did at this age. Most of a teenager's growth is in their limbs at this stage, so hopefully she will gain an inch or two in her legs
Fingers crossed everything is okay with your daughter,
[SIZE="1"]37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.[/SIZE]