In a recent article published in the Paramus Daily Voice, Roger F. Widmann, MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, answers questions about scoliosis as part of a five segment series.
For example, Dr. Widmann answers the following question: “My son was recently told that he will need surgery for his scoliosis as a young athlete and is concerned he won’t be able to play soccer and baseball. Are his concerns warranted?”
According to Dr. Widmann, “Historically, six months after posterior spinal fusion surgery, patients are cleared to return to sports. Due to a more stable surgical construct, patients can now play sports earlier, within three to four months, depending on a review of post-operative x-rays and a clinical exam.”