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  1. Could somebody please advise me? Paralysis in Foot!

    Hello Everyone:
    I came out of revision to the sacrum surgery in January at UC Davis with a paralyzed foot and can't walk on my own. My surgeon told me that my nerves had been "stretched" - either...
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    Still have paralyzed foot

    Hi Everyone:

    Just want to say Hi and to let everyone know that I am six months out from my fusion to the sacrum surgery and my left foot is still paralyzed. I wonder if I will ever be able to walk...
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    Hi and I will answer a few of your questions, and...

    Hi and I will answer a few of your questions, and then you can PM me if you want. Perhaps others will answer as well.

    I can only say that I dreaded being fused to the sacrum and now that I am I...
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    If you're talking pain management while in the...

    If you're talking pain management while in the hospital, this seems to be done differently in each hospital. If you are able to request a "pre-anesthesia consult" then definitely request this, and...
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    What does he mean by "swaying problems?" I've...

    What does he mean by "swaying problems?" I've never heard of that. Anyone?
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    Electorcuting-like nerve pain

    Hello everyone:

    I had my fusion to the sacrum surgery January 7th 2016. I'm three months out and now experiencing horrible electric nerve pain all over my legs, feet, buttocks, and hips. It...
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    I just want to thank everyone for the kind...

    I just want to thank everyone for the kind replies. Yes, I've done everything that has been suggested to treat the Drop Foot. I have a good Swedish "leaf up" brace, a Physical therapist, two...
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    I just want to say how sorry I am to hear about...

    I just want to say how sorry I am to hear about your continuing pain. Unfortunately, you are not alone. I know many people who are fused to the sacrum and still in pain. I had my fusion to sacrum...
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    Major complication - foot drop

    I had my fourth Scoliosis surgery in January at UC Davis in Sacramento with Dr. Rolando Roberto. It was a revision for Scoliosis flatback which had developed under my present fusions. I was fused...
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    Thanks for the support, everyone. I have decided...

    Thanks for the support, everyone. I have decided to call his nurse and ask about this additional surgery; what the segment instrumentation is, how is it different from Harrington rods, and what...
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    Study at UC Davis

    I was asked if I wanted to participate in a study about people with long fusions. I was given a huge amount of paperwork to look at by the research gal. None of the questions had anything about...
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    At my pre-op visit my surgeon walked into the...

    At my pre-op visit my surgeon walked into the room, slapped a form down and said "sign here." When I read the handwritten part about what type of surgery I was having, I noticed that instead of the...
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    Having fusion to the sacrum January 7th

    Well I am finally having fusion to the sacrum surgery on January 7th at UC Davis in Sacramento. My surgeon is Dr. Rolando Roberto. He's an interesting surgeon in that he does not have a God-complex...
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    Three monhts since knee chrondoplasty

    Well I had the knee chrondoplasty three months ago. I spent three months forcing my knee to bend backwards and forcing myself to cross my knee over my other leg so that I wouldn't lose range of...
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    Saw two more podiatrists this week, one of them...

    Saw two more podiatrists this week, one of them older and very experienced. I was told to walk and they said that I am walking with my toes gripping the floor in an effort to stand up straight. He...
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    Proximal Junctional Kyphosis

    My surgeon just diagnosed me with thoracic Junctional Kyphosis. I don't really understand this as I am fused from T2-L3 and it was my understanding that this only occurred above or below a fusion....
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    I just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear about...

    I just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear about this horrible pain and numbness in your neck and arms! You have been through so much already with this major scapular surgery. You have my prayers...
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    Hello and thanks for the exercise tips! I really...

    Hello and thanks for the exercise tips! I really appreciate it. Do you work in a podiatrist office? I went to a physical therapy appointment and got some more exercises, and also got both feet...
  19. I believe this is the same thoracic pain which...

    I believe this is the same thoracic pain which there have been a couple of threads on. Since I do not own a hot tub or even a bath tub, hot water soaks are not an option for me. Like many, I am...
  20. Just wanted to say how very sorry I am to hear...

    Just wanted to say how very sorry I am to hear about your breast cancer. I will say a prayer for you right now.
    Hang in there.
    T1
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    Plantar fascitis

    In addition to the bone on bone arthritis in both knees, I've now come down with painful Plantar Fascitis in the soles of both feet. Another late in life condition which the docs are saying is caused...
  22. ]There's a price to pay for using titanium,...

    ]There's a price to pay for using titanium, especially in patients who are undergoing PSOs. Titanium is largely used because it makes MRIs more readable. However, it's quite brittle, and easily...
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    Manish Gupta was previously at UC Davis in...

    Manish Gupta was previously at UC Davis in Sacramento. They have still not hired a replacement for him, and so now there is only one deformity surgeon there that sees adults, and that is Rolando...
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    Spinal X Rays from the back

    I'm finding more and more that I have to really advocate for myself in regard to X rays and radiation. I actually purchased my own breast shield as many X ray places don't have one. Yes, they can...
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    Hi and thanks for the responses. To clarify: no...

    Hi and thanks for the responses. To clarify: no surgeon said they didn't want to do an osteotomy because of blood loss; it's just that two of the four said that they didn't feel I needed osteotomies....
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