Scoliosis Surgery: The Definitive Patient’s Reference (3rd Edition)

When I was facing scoliosis surgery, this book really helped me to prepare and know what to expect.

It helped me with the difficult decision to have the surgery by explaining the facts without jargon. They say knowledge is power and I think it gave me back some control, as after reading this book I felt I had the confidence and knowledge to have a two-way discussion with my surgeon and ask useful questions.

If you or someone you know may be facing scoliosis surgery then I thoroughly recommend this book.

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If you are facing the possibility of scoliosis surgery, this book is for you. Written in plain English by an adult who has been through it, this book explains everything you need to know about:

  • What is involved in scoliosis surgery
  • How to decide whether surgery is the right course of action
  • What the surgical options are
  • What alternatives to surgery exist, and
  • How to prepare for surgery and the lengthy recovery process

Through detailed explanations of complex medical terminology and informative illustrations, this book will provide you with a solid understanding of scoliosis surgery, enabling you to better understand what your surgeon tells you and to empower you to ask more meaningful questions. It shows you what to expect throughout the process, from initially planning to have surgery to your recovery. It drills-in to topics not commonly addressed in detail, such as:

  • How to receive and interpret a second opinion
  • How to save money on your surgery
  • Things you should do before surgery to help ensure a better outcome
  • What you need to know about pain medications
  • Steps you should take to prepare your home for an easier recovery
  • and much more…

Whether for you, a family member or a friend, anyone facing scoliosis surgery will find this book invaluable.

Product details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Swordfish Communications, LLC (USA); Third edition (9 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974195529
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974195520
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm

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