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  1. Braced for 8 years

    My son was braced for 8 years in a Boston brace, from 8 years to 16 years old. His curve progressed altogether from about 27 deg to 41 deg, and he did not need surgery. He was fairly compliant with...
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    Boston Brace T-shirts

    Hello,
    I have seven Boston Brace T-shirts in very good condition that I no longer need. I do not know the size - large or extra large - we always seemed to order the same size. My son was braced...
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    Thank you everyone for all of the information. I...

    Thank you everyone for all of the information. I will look into the different options that are available and talk to some other doctors as well. Thanks again.
    Jean
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    Thank you for all of the good advice. I will get...

    Thank you for all of the good advice. I will get some other opinions.
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    Surgical options for 12 year old boy

    My son has been wearing a Boston Brace since he was eight years old. He is now almost 13, and his curve is 41 degrees. His doctor recommended one more try at the brace, and also talked about...
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    Doctors in SF Bay area, California

    Hello,
    Has anyone had a child who has had spinal fusion surgery with either Dr. Ivan Cheng from Stanford or Dr. Jeffrey Coe from Campbell, CA? I have an almost 13 year old son who may need surgery...
  7. Thank you for the reply Linda. I will look them...

    Thank you for the reply Linda. I will look them up.
    Jean
  8. Pediatric Scoli doctor recommendation in San Jose, CA

    Hello,
    I am looking for a recommendation for a scoliosis doctor for a 12 year old boy in the San Jose, CA area. He was diagnosed at 8 years with idiopathic scoliosis (27 deg curve) and has been...
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    My son is ten years old now, and has had a Boston...

    My son is ten years old now, and has had a Boston brace since he was eight years old for idiopathic scoliosis. His S-shaped curves are holding steady or slightly improving. He does wear his brace -...
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    Snap button caps to cover screws on Boston brace

    My son Robert has been wearing a Boston brace for a couple of years, and there have always been little holes in the back of many of his shirts. When we replaced our kitchen chairs with different...
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    I had to petition United Healthcare to pay for my...

    I had to petition United Healthcare to pay for my son's second Boston brace which was a little over one year old. They only wanted to pay once every three years. I had the doctor submit a very...
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    My son only will wear the Boston T's under his...

    My son only will wear the Boston T's under his Boston brace. The other shirts that he tried under the brace he did not like.
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    My 9 year old son made it through one very hot...

    My 9 year old son made it through one very hot summer with a Boston brace. He did better than I thought that he would - even with a several night boy scout camp. He did drink more water - and I...
  14. Thread: 7 year old son

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    Hello, I am glad to hear that the brace is...

    Hello,
    I am glad to hear that the brace is working out so far. I have a 9 year old son with S-shaped idiopathic scoliosis diagnosed about 1 1/2 years ago. He has had his Boston brace for a little...
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    Bracing and the summertime heat

    Hello,
    My 8-year old son has been wearing a Boston brace for a couple of months, but never yet in warm weather. Our summers are usually in the high 80's and 90's, and close to 100 when we camp in...
  16. Thread: 8 year old son

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    My son was 8 years old when he was diagnosed last...

    My son was 8 years old when he was diagnosed last Dec 2005. He has an S-shaped curve, with the 27 deg the largest curve. Because of his young age, his pediatrician recommended a pediatric...
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