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    https://backincontrol.com/are-you-kidding-me/

    https://backincontrol.com/are-you-kidding-me/
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    I am so sorry you are having these symptoms, Ed. ...

    I am so sorry you are having these symptoms, Ed. I hope they resolve soon.



    I think they must be doing osteotomies on adults if they ever have a hope of holding teh straightness or even...
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    I don't know what they patented because Lonner...

    I don't know what they patented because Lonner says ASC = VBT.

    Based on the website, it seems that they have a slightly different surgical site and that they do osteotomies if necessary. Other...
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    That's great news but the issue of out of network...

    That's great news but the issue of out of network doctors affects EVERY field of medicine, not just pediatric orthopedics. It is a potential problem for everyone with that type of insurance for...
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    Idaho. Previous internship was in Oregon. ...

    Idaho. Previous internship was in Oregon.

    Tens years is an aside from the main point that this kid is pushing herself physically so far that body parts are failing. But her back is just fine. ...
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    My daughter at almost 10 years post fusion

    One of my twin daughters was fused on 6 October, 2009, almost 10 years ago. Ten levels... T4-L1.

    She has been doing a fisheries biology internship with a Federal agency out west. This position...
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    You can say that again. Newton is turning away...

    You can say that again. Newton is turning away 80% and only tethering 20%.
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    That's very good news. Now there should be no...

    That's very good news. Now there should be no problem getting insurance to cover.
  9. 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.
  11. 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...
  15. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
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    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...
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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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