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  1. Sharon, I think originally the thought was to...

    Sharon,

    I think originally the thought was to remove the staples at the end of growth, but since that requires another surgery, the philosophy changed to leaving them in. The risk vs benefit of an...
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    Hi Kathy, I had some transient trouble with...

    Hi Kathy,

    I had some transient trouble with hip pain in my first 1-3 months after my last surgery. I'm sure it was bursitis, but I never went to the doctor for it. It was too painful at one point...
  3. Linda, you may recall there were some...

    Linda, you may recall there were some horrendously nasty posts and arguments about VBS (stapling) in 2008. There were one or two posters in particular who are no longer on this forum who were...
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    Glad to hear how well you're doing! Remember to...

    Glad to hear how well you're doing! Remember to take it easy and not overdo things for a bit.

    I'm guessing your curve at around 10 degrees or less. Looks beautiful!
  5. Hi there, I hear your concern and frustration,...

    Hi there,

    I hear your concern and frustration, although please keep in mind you are really early days still and things will likely adjust if given adequate time.

    What does your original...
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    Hi Misty, I would really urge you to go ask Dr...

    Hi Misty,

    I would really urge you to go ask Dr Dick many, many questions about the planned surgery and specifically how he chooses what levels to fuse, what he thinks will happen to your L5/S1...
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    Hi Misty, I'm pretty shocked you were told you...

    Hi Misty,

    I'm pretty shocked you were told you could return to work at 3 weeks. Most people feel extremely awful for the first 2-3 weeks, I am sorry to say, and you will no doubt still be taking a...
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    Dear Tamena, I am so sorry to hear that. As...

    Dear Tamena,

    I am so sorry to hear that. As someone who has had broken rods twice, my heart goes out to you. Hopefully you are taking it very easy right now. If the other rod is intact currently...
  9. Those motions can all be accomplished by either...

    Those motions can all be accomplished by either bending from the hips or bending above your fusion/from the cervical area. I would give my eye teeth to have a thoracic-only fusion, but I can do all...
  10. For me (fused 11 levels to the sacrum) the trick...

    For me (fused 11 levels to the sacrum) the trick is putting your foot up on a bench or chair. You have your whole lumbar unfused so I imagine these things should not be too challenging if you're off...
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    Miralax worked the best for me along with...

    Miralax worked the best for me along with Senokot-S. Milk of Magnesia can work well too but it's much easier to overshoot with it. For me being on a daily schedule of the above worked best.

    I'm...
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    Hi, I had a major lumbar revision 9 months ago...

    Hi, I had a major lumbar revision 9 months ago for broken rods, and my surgeon used very heavy hardware to try and prevent further problems since this was my 2nd go-around with broken rods. The rods...
  13. I think Richard's post underscores how poorly we...

    I think Richard's post underscores how poorly we are prepared mentally or emotionally for these huge surgeries. We go in knowing it will be tough, but I don't really think surgeons spend much if any...
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    Hi Kara, sorry to hear that. Is it very bad?

    Hi Kara, sorry to hear that. Is it very bad?
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    Too bad you didn't resist the urge. The forum has...

    Too bad you didn't resist the urge. The forum has had months of bliss as well.
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    Linda, That is hilarious!

    Linda,

    That is hilarious!
  17. A call or note to your surgeon's office will give...

    A call or note to your surgeon's office will give you the answer. You'd hate to follow advice, no matter how well-meaning, from someone other than your surgeon who is familiar with your back for...
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    Hi Kara, Congratulations on your 6 year...

    Hi Kara,

    Congratulations on your 6 year anniversary! It's funny how so many people don't realize that these dates are still important to us. I think it is almost impossible for people who have...
  19. I had that horrible big-belly look post-op too....

    I had that horrible big-belly look post-op too. It takes awhile but it does improve over time. One thing you can do is lay on the bed and focus on sucking your belly button down towards your spine....
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    Revisions for pseudoarthrosis

    Hi Linda, I thought it was pretty standard when there is a pseudoarthrosis to revise posteriorly as well as fuse the anterior column, both from my own experiences as well as reading. I remember...
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    I'm really curious if Lenke doesn't do ALIF what...

    I'm really curious if Lenke doesn't do ALIF what does he do to revise broken rods from from pseudoarthrosis (a topic kinda near and dear to my heart) and how does he deal with L5-S1.? I had a PLIF...
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    Alif

    I had an open ALIF too with my last broken rod revision 6 months ago, to put a cage at L5-S1 and fuse from the the front. I have a vague memory from post-op day one or two where the surgical...
  23. I was braced at age 13, pre-menarchal for double...

    I was braced at age 13, pre-menarchal for double curves, about 33 and 34 degrees. I had my last x-Ray when I was deemed skeletally mature at age 14 and hadn't worn the brace in at least 6 months....
  24. Well Sharon the flip side is that 42% of the...

    Well Sharon the flip side is that 42% of the patients would never progress to surgery anyway, which means that potentially 42% of scoliosis kids are being subjected to the very difficult brace...
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    Broken rods twice

    Hi, I am one of the unlucky few who has suffered broken rods twice (broke both rods on two separate occasions). Neither time was related to trauma or falls, but to pseudoarthrosis. Apparently I don't...
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