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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    05-25-2019, 08:07 PM
    Pooka1 replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    If you listen to those tethering talk, several of the studies explicitly track how much decrease is happening in the compensatory lumbar curve. ...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    05-25-2019, 03:29 PM
    Pooka1 replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    https://srs.gmetonline.com/PresentationSearch.aspx?subscriptionpackageid=12&reload=1 I looked at the last two talks at random. The correction...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    05-24-2019, 06:28 PM
    Pooka1 replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    This is why I called tethering a deal breaker if it didn't also address the residual functional/compensatory curve in the lumbar as per your original...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    05-24-2019, 06:01 PM
    Pooka1 replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    I think most if not all T scolioses come with a compensatory lumbar curve as the spine strives to maintain balance. That is not a structural curve...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    05-24-2019, 02:58 PM
    There are a few of us around here..... Work and general life?.....Well, you can read through many of my posts....I eventually quit my job and...
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  • spine_problems's Avatar
    05-24-2019, 12:15 PM
    Hello, Iím a 32 year old male, started to notice my back wasnít quite right when I was about 17, but thought nothing of it. Finally saw someone...
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  • burdle's Avatar
    05-24-2019, 07:32 AM
    burdle replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    Hi, My feeling is that with more screening and VBT being done before fully grown maybe a lot fewer people will have a lumbar curve whether...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 06:14 AM
    Pooka1 replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    As I understand this issue and I may not, the key to avoiding structuralization of a non-structural lumbar curve under a fusion is to drive as much...
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  • burdle's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 05:41 AM
    burdle replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    Fusionless surgery is much less invasive and leaves the spine much more moveable. Fusion causes pressure on the rest of the unfused spine which...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    05-22-2019, 08:11 PM
    Hi Lynn Glad to hear everything is ok...its been a long time Wouldn't it be funny if our surgeons read what we post on here...... "bad on the...
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  • lelc2002@yahoo's Avatar
    05-22-2019, 07:09 PM
    Hello! wow I just thought I'd post here that I had my scoilisos surgery in 2006 almost 100 degree curve and I had my blog-- ...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    05-22-2019, 09:48 AM
    Pooka1 replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    But don't the ABC doctors do ASC on kids?
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    05-22-2019, 09:23 AM
    Pooka1 replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    Having a tethered thorax where the lumbar is not driven straight is not protective of the lumbar if protection depends on a straight lumbar which is...
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  • burdle's Avatar
    05-22-2019, 07:40 AM
    burdle replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    VBT seems to be most successful where there is no lumbar curve to start with- not having a fused thoracic prevents degeneration of the lumbar...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    05-21-2019, 09:34 AM
    Lisa I sent you a PM (Private mail) It will show up in your e-mail. It has my phone # Ed
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    05-21-2019, 09:08 AM
    Pooka1 replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    That, if true, is a deal breaker for thoracic scoliosis in my opinion. The entire hope of avoiding involvement/structuralization of the lumbar...
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  • Ldwc's Avatar
    05-21-2019, 08:10 AM
    Hi Ed, Yes, Dr. Lenke was my surgeon and I have reached out to him to let him know but nothing has been determined yet. I have been in PT for...
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  • burdle's Avatar
    05-21-2019, 06:07 AM
    burdle replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    I think there is a way to go. it doesn't seem so successful on double curves. From what I can tell the compensatory curve does not correct even...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    05-21-2019, 05:35 AM
    Pooka1 replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    I think VBT will replace fusion in most kids. That's my prediction.
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  • burdle's Avatar
    05-21-2019, 05:07 AM
    burdle replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    Hi it is really worth looking into VBT if your niece is still growing and has a sizeable progressing curve. surgeons to contact are Shriners...
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  • judyk's Avatar
    05-18-2019, 01:03 PM
    I am needing follow up after surgeries in 1986 and 2005. I have moved to Florida and need a physician recommendation. Having neck and shoulder...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    05-17-2019, 01:45 PM
    Lisa Not Charlotte, but if I needed spine work done in North Carolina, Dr Hey would be a surgeon I would want to talk to. https://heyclinic.com/...
    27 replies | 4178 view(s)
  • Ldwc's Avatar
    05-17-2019, 10:52 AM
    Hi Ed, You seem to know a lot about this whole process. Can you recommend anyone in Charlotte, NC to remove iliac screws?
    27 replies | 4178 view(s)
  • titaniumed's Avatar
    05-14-2019, 12:07 PM
    Here is a study on dizziness..... mainly having to do with our necks. (I suffer from this) Its seems that we have our surgeries and many of us...
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  • Karagirly's Avatar
    05-12-2019, 11:09 PM
    Well I havenít updated on my spine in a while. Itís been 9 years since I went under the knife for my scoliosis. I remember the day I had my surgery I...
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  • Karagirly's Avatar
    05-12-2019, 10:46 PM
    Karagirly replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    Update on my niece. My niece has been in a nighttime brace for almost 2 months. We went to Shriners a few weeks ago her back in her brace is straight.
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    05-12-2019, 09:07 AM
    You see what happens when you do a foot rub! (smiley face) I have had my share of foot pains and I usually do a hot Epsom salt soak in a small tub...
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  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    05-11-2019, 06:11 PM
    Hi... Lucency around screws is actually pretty common, and you shouldn't jump to the conclusion that you'll need more surgery. In most cases, the...
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  • betternow's Avatar
    05-11-2019, 09:02 AM
    Greetings All! My 2013 fusion surgery by Dr. Keith Bridwell in St. Louis went well (T-3 to L-4). However, about 2 weeks ago I hurt myself trying to...
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  • mabeckoff's Avatar
    05-09-2019, 02:12 AM
    mabeckoff replied to a thread Life in Surgical (Revision)
    I saw a colleague of Dr. Bedermans who is in my insurance plan. He is very nice and is not concerned about my broken rod. He is going to talk to...
    7 replies | 2026 view(s)
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