Deformity surgery implies that there is a structural abnormality in the spine. Getting a second opinion prior to deformity surgery can be helpful.
Deformity surgery implies that there is a structural abnormality in the spine. The two most common types of structural abnormalities are scoliosis which is a curvature and a rotation in the coronal (or frontal) plane, or kyphosis which is an abnormal curvature in the sagittal (or side) plane. Second opinions can be very helpful, as deformity surgery can be complex and not without significant risk. However, some of the most gratifying patients we have are those who have undergone deformity correction surgery