Give Your Back a Break with Scoliosis Insight from HSS Doctor

Paramus Daily Voice—June 7, 2016

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: "Is it true that having scoliosis surgery would not correct 100 percent of a spinal curve?"

According to Dr. Widmann, "It depends on the patient. Usually, there is excellent correction (60-80 percent); however the goal is not always to achieve a zero degree curve, but to prevent the curve from getting worse, which would occur without surgery."

To read more of the Q&A, visit


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