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Has anyone here had a PSO (Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy) done?


I have moderately severe kylhoscoliosis of the spine, with a Kyphosis degree of about 76° and a scoliosis degree of about 25° 

I will be getting surgery for it soon and most surgeons have said they will perform a Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy.

Has anyone here had that procedure done? My PSO will likely be at T10, and fusion from T5-L4 (give or take).

One thing that has been on my mind (I will ask my doctor too, have an appointment in a few days):

Apart from holding the spine together after the osteotomy, so the rods also be used to straighten the rest of the spine? Meaning, will they just hold the spine together in its existing shape (after the osteotomy) or will the rods also be used to straighten out the rest of the spine more? Because I have a  severe lordosis curve (as a result of the kyphosis) and obviously have a hunchback curve above the osteotomy site too. 

I hope you understood my question. Also if you have had a PSO done, could you give me a few more details, which Levels etc, how was recovery?

Thank you so much,


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