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Patients in distress as scoliosis surgery is delayed

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Still waiting: Viktoria Jurek at her home in Waterford city with her mother Alzbeta. Photo: Dylan Vaughan

Still waiting: Viktoria Jurek at her home in Waterford city with her mother Alzbeta. Photo: Dylan Vaughan

Still waiting: Viktoria Jurek at her home in Waterford city with her mother Alzbeta. Photo: Dylan Vaughan

Concern is growing at the number of children suffering from scoliosis, the painful and disabling spinal condition, who are enduring distress after vital surgeries were cancelled in recent months due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Figures show that 107 children are now on the waiting list for an operation to straighten their spine, with some suffering deterioration due to the delay.


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