Medical Journey for Early-Onset Scoliosis Patients - Understand medical information at a glance
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Hello! We are the pediatric orthopedic scoliosis medical team, and we understand that you may feel confused or anxious about the medical journey for early-onset scoliosis. To help you better understand the treatment process, we have prepared the following educational material to provide you with a comprehensive guide.
Medical Journey for Early-Onset Scoliosis Patients(Figue 1)
When you suspect that you or your child may have scoliosis, we recommend visiting the pediatric orthopedic outpatient clinic for professional diagnosis and treatment. Our clinic features a multidisciplinary team, including pediatric orthopedics, rehabilitation medicine, and pediatric neurosurgery, to provide detailed treatment recommendations from various perspectives.
If the doctor recommends hospitalization for treatment, the admission date will be scheduled. Please proceed to the admissions office on the first floor of the Main Building at the designated time.
After admission, we will arrange relevant examinations, including blood tests, urine tests, lung function tests, and neurological assessments. Additionally, consultations with anesthesiology, rehabilitation medicine, and nutritionists will be scheduled to provide a comprehensive treatment plan.
Before surgery, the attending physician will conduct a preoperative briefing session. The briefing will include an overview of the preoperative examination results, explanation of the surgical procedure and associated risks, as well as postoperative care instructions. If your relatives are unable to be physically present, we can arrange video conferences to overcome time and space barriers and improve communication efficiency.
Nursing Guidance during Hospitalization:
During your hospital stay, we will provide the following nursing guidance: preoperative nursing instructions, documentation of physical appearance and photographs, skin preparation and back brushing, postoperative care instructions, proper guidance for getting in and out of bed, correct application and removal of braces, and wound care.
Discharge Preparation Services:
Before your discharge, we will provide relevant care instructions, including post-discharge care guidance, wound care, brace usage, maintaining nutritional records, ongoing rehabilitation exercises, and introduce you to information about the Taiwan Scoliosis Care Association.
Follow-up after Discharge:
Depending on your needs, we will provide regular outpatient follow-ups, telephone follow-ups, and dedicated ward hotlines to ensure a smooth recovery process.
Our medical team not only focuses on the physical well-being of these children but also recognizes their psychological needs. We strive to improve the hospitalization experience, enhance the quality of care, and help them face their illness with courage.
If you have any questions or concerns about the medical journey or treatment process, please feel free to reach out to our medical team. We are dedicated to providing you with support and assistance.
Figue 1: Medical Journey for Early-Onset Scoliosis Patients