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Scoliosis and Revision Spine Surgery Archive Questions

Below are Dr. Charles Sansur’s answers to Scoliosis and Revision Spine Surgery questions
received through the Ask the Expert feature.

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Q : 1

12/07/2011
What is the impact of using stainless steel rods instead of titanium rods for spinal fusion?

Titanium is less brittle and stronger per diameter which gives a lower profile for children or adults who are thin. Second, Titanium is less likely have biofilm form, reducing colonization/infection rates. There are many other benefits associated with the use of titanium rods, which leads surgeons to prefer them over stainless steel.


Q : 2

08/31/2011
I have scar tissue on the front of my brain that is causing seizures, can this be removed?

Unless a formal neurological exam and EEG monitoring are done with imaging, it would be hard to determine the safety of removal of scar tissue.


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