I Teoman BENLI, Serdar AKALIN, Mahmut KIS

Keywords: Scoliosis, Surgical Treatment, Complications


Surgical treatment of scoliosis may cause serious complications as one of the major orthopaedic procedures. Besides life threatining complications such as hemoragic shock, pulmonary embolism and respiratory insufficiency, problems like paraplegia, which affects the patients' life activities may also be seen. In light of related literature and our clinical experiences, this paper evaluates the major complications of scoliosis surgery and suggests solutions for preventing these complications.