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LindaRacine
02-20-2012, 06:22 PM
Post your before and after X-rays or pictures here.

Pooka1
02-20-2012, 07:53 PM
Kid 1: T58* -> "No residual scoliosis of the thoracic spine is present" (March 2008)

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Kid 2: T57* -> T20* (October 2009)

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JenniferG
02-20-2012, 08:23 PM
Mine are in my signature.

Feb 22. Adding side-on pic.
http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq356/topsi_photos/scolibody004Small.jpg

kennedy
02-21-2012, 12:37 PM
Before 1239

After 1240

Doreen1
02-21-2012, 12:45 PM
Pix in my signature...

Spring72
02-21-2012, 04:26 PM
First time uploading pics....hope this works


Before and After Kyphoscoliosis

Incision is at 3 weeks post-op

LSKOCH5
02-21-2012, 05:53 PM
1263 photo night before surgery
1264 photo 2 wks after surgery
1244 xray before (58&30) and after

Marina63
02-21-2012, 06:54 PM
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golfnut
02-21-2012, 07:57 PM
My pictures are in my signature.

Singer
02-22-2012, 06:48 AM
Love seeing peoples' x-rays!

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GOE
02-22-2012, 07:41 AM
My before and after

djkinkead
02-23-2012, 06:28 PM
Mine is in my signature.

braceyourself
02-23-2012, 11:00 PM
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Elisa
02-24-2012, 06:24 PM
Before & After x-rays of my son are in my signature. :-)

Susie*Bee
02-25-2012, 10:05 AM
Mine are in my signature too.

Well, I just checked, and for some strange reason the "x-ray pics" link is taking me to my elementary kids spiking my hair. I don't know what's up with that. You can get to the others by just clicking on one of the other two choices and then down toward the bottom of the pictures it shows links to the other albums. Sorry. I don't remember how to link them at the moment. I'll work on it.

Well, I have now worked on it enough to really botch it up royally. Oh well... :(

loves to skate
02-26-2012, 08:58 PM
Mine are also in my signature. No befores, just afters.

mdtaffet
04-08-2012, 06:38 PM
Surgery 1/23/2012 from T9 to S1 with pelvic fixation, Dr. Richard Tallarico, Syracuse, NY


Before:

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After:

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timetofaceit
04-11-2012, 04:48 PM
My after pictures are in my blog.

ScoliSurvivor
07-17-2012, 10:57 AM
I was diagnosed with Scoliosis my freshman year of high school at Shriners Hospital in Tampa, FL and told I needed corrective surgery. I was 14 and petrified and my parents, thankfully, did not force me to have the surgery. I am not less than a month from being 27 and two days away from being exactly 6 months post-operative. I had a mulitlevel thoracolumbar spinal fusion with instrumentation, facetectomies, and osteotomies of my T-4 to my L-4. I am degenerative and bulging into my L-5, S-1, and S-2 but my amazing surgeon, Dr. Anthony Moreno did not want to compromise my mobility any more than we already were with the fusion. I was in the hospital almost 2 weeks and have had a few minor set backs. I am in pain all day every day. I have lost 15 pounds. I am on no pain medication or muscle relaxers other then tylenol. Here are some photos of my journey. From a failed IVC Filter impant (if your surgeon recommends this, make sure it's absolutely necessary in my case it wasn't and my body rejected it and I had it surgically removed 6 days later).
Below is a link to most recent photos, you can see the instrumentation I am so thin
http://www.scoliosissurgerysurvivor.com/2012/06/scoliosis-spine-fusion-pics-week-15.html

Below is a link to other photos including before and after X-Rays as well as some photos of my scar, there is an adult advisory warning on my blog only because of the scar photos and I assume that would scare some children
http://www.scoliosissurgerysurvivor.com/2012/03/scar-curve-at-10-weeks-post-op-spinal.html

More photos of my old and new spine
http://www.scoliosissurgerysurvivor.com/2012/02/pictures-of-my-old-and-new-spine.html

Jenna.KB
07-18-2012, 06:55 AM
Gosh its so good to see how good of a correction you guys got.

Sheree i've just seen your blog, i'm having a full fusion with possible pelvis fixation on 26th July so it makes me relax a little seeing how well you recovered or are recovering. I'm only 27 so hope for the same :-)

Scolisurvivor, your correction looks great, you must be so pleased. I have an S shape curve, harrington rod at the bottom and my top curve was measured at 104* in Jan but it would still be nice to think my after xrays might be as good as yours. I'm keeping everything crossed :-) x

jackieg412
10-22-2012, 07:37 PM
I am not the greatest wiz at the computer,but was able to get the after pics here. I will now work on before






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lisanicole
10-23-2012, 01:53 PM
Mine are in my signature!

the_baroness
10-06-2013, 02:33 PM
Can't figure out how to put these in my signature, but here they are! 151715181519

osumike
10-14-2013, 08:51 PM
Still only have before's...If and when I ever get it fixed, I'll have afters....................

PeggyS
10-14-2013, 09:40 PM
Mike,

How has your height been affected by your scoliosis? Just wondering, since you're so tall. My true height is 5'8", but my 'apparent' height is barely 5'4".

Peggy

osumike
10-15-2013, 06:04 AM
Mike,

How has your height been affected by your scoliosis? Just wondering, since you're so tall. My true height is 5'8", but my 'apparent' height is barely 5'4".

Peggy


At one time not very long ago, I was at least 6'9". Maybe even closer to 6"10". I've definitely lost height. I don't really think about it until I see an old friend of mine from time to time. We graduated high school together and we were always the same height throughout school. I find myself really straining to stand up taller when I see him, and I can tell I have to look up a little more, like we're not eye level. Also, my dad is 6"6", and I now feel like we're almost the same height.
I can only imagine how much height I'll gain if surgery ever happens. I still had scoliosis when I was 6'9". Man, I might be looking at close to 7'...

springchicken
03-15-2014, 12:56 PM
Not sure if this worked...my friend made me a cute "before/after" meme. Don't yet have X-ray photos uploaded.

Pooka1
03-15-2014, 04:08 PM
Wow that appears to be a hyper-correction with no residual scoliosis. I'll look forward to seeing the radiographs. These surgeons are amazing!

springchicken
03-15-2014, 09:28 PM
Thanks, Sharon! I felt very fortunate to have such an experienced surgeon. I was most shocked at how they are able to significantly correct rotations these days. He told me from the get go to expect an excellent correction. I will post X-rays when possible.

I have noticed just in the past couple days that my right hip seems to want to creep up again. I wondered if others dealt with shifting post op? I hope that it's just years of muscle memory and it will eventually settle down after healing, pt and a return to a more active life.

Pooka1
03-16-2014, 03:41 AM
Yes the ability to derotate is very amazing. My one daughter was highly rotated and the surgeon was able to remove virtually all of it. The sagittal radiograph had the two rods almost completely superimposed indicating near-total removal of the rotation. Pedicle screws... more than just a good idea. :-)