UM: Scoliosis

An article in the Los Angeles Times looks at new methods of minimally invasive surgery for treating scoliosis, or curvature of the spine. The report describes a procedure used by UM neurosurgeon Frank La Marca that he says is less damaging to the patient, compared to traditional surgeries: ”I see a lot of patients who’ve had big surgeries done. The muscle tissue is horrible, de-vascularized, de-nervated, causing back pain, and what little muscle is left is very fatigued and left in spasm. We can’t do anything for these patients and they are miserable.” [Source]