Scoliosis Treatment in Israel
Effective treatment of scoliosis in Israel is carried out by the Department of Orthopedics at the leading private hospital "Herzliya Medical Center."
HMC boasts one of the country's best Orthopedists Department, specializing in modern methods of surgical treatment of spinal diseases, including surgery for correction of spine curvature with spinal fusion (arthrodesis of the spine).
Herzliya Medical Center" private hospital has excellent medical equipment, high standard of post-operative care, the best conditions of hospitalization and comprehensive supportive staff, which puts the patient's priorities to the fore.
What is scoliosis and what are scoliosis symptoms?
Scoliosis is the lateral curvature of the spine usually developing in childhood during the formation of the skeleton. The cause of scoliosis can be diseases of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system such as muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy.
Curvature of the spine is also caused by external factors (excessive and unbalanced exercise, posture disorder or the effects of traumatic injury). Often, the cause of scoliosis are inflammatory and infectious diseases of the spine. In some cases, the disease progresses without obvious objective reasons.
The significant curvature of the spine is a serious cosmetic and functional defect affecting both the physical and the psychological development of the child. Thoracic Scoliosis leads to a disruption of the functioning of vital organs, reduced pulmonary ventilation capacity and is prone to recurrent infectious diseases.
The asymmetry of the shoulder girdle and lower extremities lead to physical limitations, fatigue, pain and intolerance of heavy loads. The above symptoms, coupled with an apparent eye strain, can lead to the disruption of social adaptation of the child or adolescent with the development of severe psychological disorders.
Diagnosis of scoliosis in Israel
Medical specialists at the Department of Orthopedics - "Herzliya Medical Center" conduct a thorough examination on patients to determine the cause of the curvature of the spine and the indications for spinal fusion. Additional methods of instrumental diagnosis of scoliosis in Israel are:
- Radiography of the spine
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Isotope bone scan
If necessary, patients attend consultations and are referred to a neurologist for a study of the neuromuscular conduction. All the necessary diagnostic procedures and specialist consultations, including psychological counseling is administered at "Herzliya Medical Center" private hospital all under one roof.
Treatment for scoliosis in Israel
After a thorough diagnosis of the severity of the disease, its causes and skeletal ossification stage the orthopedic physician at "Herzliya Medical Center" will provide comprehensive information on how the surgical treatment of scoliosis will be carried out. In childhood and adolescence where the ossification of the spine is still incomplete and maintaining sufficient flexibility is possible, a corrective physiotherapy or corsets can be applied. Conservative treatments of scoliosis lose their effectiveness after puberty, when the active bone ceases to grow and completes the process of ossification of the skeleton.
In cases of late diagnosis of scoliosis, as well as because of the ineffectiveness of corrective methods, patients will be advised to undergo surgery - spinal fusion (arthrodesis of the spine).
The main method of surgical treatment of severe scoliosis in Israel is spinal fusion (arthrodesis of the spine) - vertebrae in their curvature. During the operation, the doctor eliminates the mobility of one or more intervertebral joints. The vertebral bodies are held together by means of bone implants and fixation devices, restoring the normal anatomic position of the spine. The task is to maintain with the operation the intervertebral openings to prevent neurological disorders. The operation is performed under general anesthesia. Access to the spine is possible from the back and front. Decision on the method of the forthcoming operation is determined by the orthopedic specialist on the basis of individual factors - disease severity and location of the curve. In the postoperative period, an experienced team of physiotherapists at "Herzliya Medical Center" private hospital will offer a rehabilitation program with a view to a speedy recovery.
The professional approach at "Herzliya Medical Center" to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the spine ensures safe and effective treatment in order to prevent the development of complications and gain a full recovery.