Enhanced Recovery After Pediatric Scoliosis Surgery: Key Components and Current Practice

Orthopedics. 2020 Sep 1;43(5):e338-e344. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20200721-06. Epub 2020 Aug 6.


With the goal of safety and efficiency in health care delivery, enhanced recovery protocols (ERPs) continue to gain traction throughout various surgical disciplines, including in pediatric scoliosis surgery. The growing body of literature reporting decreased length of stay and cost with no change in readmissions or complications has brought these protocols to the forefront. The key components of ERPs include preoperative patient counseling, perioperative pain management, and early patient mobilization. In this review, the authors aim to describe the foundational history and major components of ERPs following pediatric spine deformity surgery. [Orthopedics. 2020;43(5):e338-e344.].

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Counseling
  • Early Ambulation / methods*
  • Humans
  • Postoperative Care / methods
  • Scoliosis / surgery*
  • Spinal Fusion / rehabilitation*