View Full Version : Curve continues to progress . . .

Joe's Mom
12-03-2005, 11:39 AM
We went to Orthopaedist yesterday for 6 month recheck . . .16 1/2 year old son with idiopathic scoli and Scherumann's Kyphosis plus left foot deformity . . . scoli curve started at 28 degrees and stayed there for a couple of years . . . went to 35 degrees by last April . . . has now increased to 45-47 degrees as of yesterday. Kyphosis curve was negligible and doctor felt he was pretty much WNL in that area now after PT/bracing. But scoli curve continues to progress at a pretty fast clip now. Will return in 4 months now but probabilities are that progression will continue as growth plates are still a little open.

Good news was the curve is strictly thoracic and orthopaedist said that since he wouldn't have to do anything in the lumbar area, overall back mobility would be good.

Also, timing will allow for Joe to finish his first semester of his senior year and have all of his graduation credits met by then, have surgery in January, and return to school without the pressures of making up needed work or catching up to graduate. And then he can begin college the next fall without problem.

Funny how your perspective of "good news" can change with experience!

12-05-2005, 05:09 AM
i know what you mean!!
when i was told about my operation i thought it was a mistake. i couldnt believe it was happening, and worst of all i thought i was alone. i was told that 1in200 people have it. it turned out that a girl in my class had also had it and she had had the operation (she had it last dec). katie (her name) and her mum were so helpful. if i had any questions or was nervous then they were there. they gave me and my mum support and guided us through it.
now i have had the op, i realise how much easier it was with someone there to talk to. i now feel that i want to help people with their scoliosis.
my mums friends, niece has scoliosis now. she is in denial about it (as i was) and i want to help her.

12-27-2005, 12:35 AM
But you don't work with a Pediatric Orthopedic Specialist, which is what scolioisis and kyphosis is all about. Go Away.

12-27-2005, 11:37 AM
Joe's Mom,
Let us know what your orthopeadist tells you in four months. He knows your son the best, as you have used him continually through this process.

12-27-2005, 11:58 AM
Yes, actually I do work directly with an orthopedic surgeon 5 days a week.
Is this a spine fellowship trained orthopaedic specialist? If so, please post his/her name.


12-27-2005, 04:51 PM
I would like to know too!!! I want to know where your so called Ortho got his Fellowship and this individual's MD?? Does this person practice medicine in THIS country LOL :D :D