Pain scores were similar despite opioid consumption decreasing.
Spine, Back & Neck
Inserting screws in the pelvis for growth-friendly treatment of scoliosis can be painful and lead to infection in this patient population.
Researchers say clinicians should focus more on interventions for treating chronic pain in light of these findings.
Narcotics after surgery often lead to side effects such as nausea, vomiting and itching.
For kids with severe scoliosis, growth-friendly surgeries cause more complications than single spinal fusion
The results of this study will allow parents of young children to make more informed decisions about treatment plans.
Researchers say pediatric injury prevention needs to be more of a public health focus.