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  1. Yes it was Hanscom. Good that you posted about...

    Yes it was Hanscom. Good that you posted about these guys.
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    Thanks for checking in after surgery Kara. Wow...

    Thanks for checking in after surgery Kara. Wow that is a lot of procedures! Are you in any pain?

    Hopefully you won't need any more surgery in your lifetime. You have had a lot.
  3. Hi Rita, I am sorry you are going through...

    Hi Rita,

    I am sorry you are going through this. I don't have scoliosis but have had herniated discs starting when I was about 30. I am on this forum because both my daughters were fused for...
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    Good luck with your surgery Kara. Will there be...

    Good luck with your surgery Kara. Will there be physical therapy after?
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    That's caused by issues in your neck. Did you...

    That's caused by issues in your neck. Did you tell Dr. Lenke about those symptoms? Tell some doctor. Ed can advise on this.
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    Rita I have been reading along with your posts. ...

    Rita I have been reading along with your posts. I think what Susan wrote is some very good advice.

    There is some communication breakdown here. It sounds like he did see something on x-ray and in...
  7. Thread: Doctor in LA

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    Just curious but I thought all surgeons have...

    Just curious but I thought all surgeons have lawsuits against them at some point. That's the way this works. It doesn't necessarily reflect on them. They don't all lose these suits.
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    It is a fabulous idea that the patient can...

    It is a fabulous idea that the patient can ratchet the device but I don't see how they know how far to bend. Is it always to the limit? I wonder when a point is reached where no matter how much the...
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    In one of the talks, I think it was Newton, he...

    In one of the talks, I think it was Newton, he said that he had a skeletally mature patient with a large curve who wanted to be tethered and not fused. He either turned her away or finally convinced...
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    In re her Cobb after tethering, I agree it looks...

    In re her Cobb after tethering, I agree it looks to be north of at least 90 degrees. And it looks like the screw heads are closer on the bottom part in the later radiograph so I wonder if the tether...
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    What an amazing girl. If anyone can replicate...

    What an amazing girl. If anyone can replicate Tonibunny, maybe she can. What a huge loss that was.

    I was a little surprised to hear her say her tethered spine was stiffer than her 110 degree...
  12. I don't want to get too far off the topic of...

    I don't want to get too far off the topic of Shriners taking blood money from animal abuse but it has to stop. I am trying to help get this word out. Shriners is a good organization that has helped...
  13. Thanks for that post, Ed. Well said. I...

    Thanks for that post, Ed. Well said.

    I support Wildlife SOS based in India. These guys think BIG. They didn't just want to save some dancing bears in India (a cruel thing used by very poor...
  14. Shriners Circus won't perform in Pittsburgh!!!

    https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/06/13/shriners-circus-not-performing-in-pittsburgh/?fbclid=IwAR3K5Y4CaJighN-q750_2_RCKUkHjVsK7FEnZUzIAno6nvpdZPTEgMuVB2c





    Shriners will lose $150,000...
  15. Thread: My niece

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    I think I found the point of confusion... you are...

    I think I found the point of confusion... you are using compensatory curve to mean a structural curve that was previously non structural. I am using it to mean a non structural curve. Both my...
  16. PSA... this is the Facebook tethering group... ...

    PSA... this is the Facebook tethering group...

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ScoliosisTethering/

    There are a bunch of ones with "tethering" in the name but they are run by chiros who are not...
  17. Thread: My niece

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    How EXACTLY is ASC different than tethering? It...

    How EXACTLY is ASC different than tethering? It looks and sounds like the same based on this page with the exception of surgical access point.
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  18. 8 year results on tethering to be presented at the SRS meeting in September

    I am reluctant to post about vertebral body tethering because I think people should go to the Facebook page on it (not the chiro pages) but Braun is going to present some "long-term" (8 year) results...
  19. Thread: My niece

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    I actually did laugh out loud at this! Although...

    I actually did laugh out loud at this! Although it isn't technically funny.

    My husband goes to the DR several times a year on business and often stays at resorts on the weekends. I told him to...
  20. Thread: My niece

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    I can't look at the FB site because it is closed...

    I can't look at the FB site because it is closed and I have no reason to join. Instead I read Spine articles, read SRS and IMAST and POSNA abstracts, and watch recorded meeting presentations.
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  21. Thread: My niece

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    Forgot to address this. "Newton is...

    Forgot to address this.

    "Newton is completely impartial regarding VBT now- ( motives not known)"

    i don't understand what you are saying here. Motives??? His motive is trying to help kids...
  22. Thread: My niece

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    It seems like this is really trying to thread a...

    It seems like this is really trying to thread a needle by getting a kid with just the right amount of growth left... too much and there is over-correction. Too little and it will not work. That is...
  23. Thread: My niece

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    If it has got to be better than fusion then why...

    If it has got to be better than fusion then why are they studying it and why is fusion still the gold standard? It sounds like it will pan out for a small minority of kids but we won't know that for...
  24. Thread: My niece

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    As far as I know, functional and compensatory are...

    As far as I know, functional and compensatory are entirely synonymous.

    Tethering does not generally straighten the non structural lumbar as much as fusion. That is why they are measuring the non...
  25. Thread: My niece

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    Hey Ed, I totally agree. These tethering kids...

    Hey Ed, I totally agree. These tethering kids are in uncharted territory. Those surgeons giving talks continued to say fusion was still the gold standard. Newton is turning away 4 out of 5...
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