View Full Version : Stapling for Scoliosis

Mary Lou
04-19-2004, 06:12 PM
Has anyone had stapling done to stop the progression of their Scoliosis? Their is a Dr. Randal Betz at the Shriner's Hospital in Philadelphia who if I remember correctly, started this surgery. There are also a few other doctors at Shriner's hospitals who are trained in the procedure as well. I've read everything I can find about the surgery, but would love to hear from anyone who's been through the surgery.
Mary Lou

04-23-2004, 10:10 AM
I used to e-mail in another message board with some people whose daughters had scoliosis and as a matter of fact one of the moms just e-mailed me that her daughter just had the stapling done and everything went just fine. I believe she had it at Shriners by the doctor that you wrote of. I'm not sure of much of the details but i am interested in finding out more about it.