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    1. ASD refers only to the spine (segment =...

    1. ASD refers only to the spine (segment = vertebra). Shoulders and hips are irrelevant to ASD.

    2. The likelihood of ASD below a fusion is a function of where the fusion ends and how straight...
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    https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/c4e0/e5815eecf493...

    https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/c4e0/e5815eecf4931c8f54ea0dfc3d407a2cb5b4.pdf?_ga=2.218499099.308852350.1581549275-1460818186.1581549275

    MedicinePublished in Orthopedics 2014...
  3. I mean cases where there is only a structural T...

    I mean cases where there is only a structural T curve in a child is a larger percentage of the total than adults where there is only a T curve as a percentage of that total. Specifically, in kids,...
  4. Well that is very interesting... first evidence...

    Well that is very interesting... first evidence of what has been apparent here in the anecdotes... you wait longer you lose more levels. on average, small sample size, etc. etc.

    The first thing...
  5. These are the type of articles that give the...

    These are the type of articles that give the information that you asked for. After skimming them, absent other conditions that may complicate the case, I bet there is a medical consensus on...
  6. Here is a recent edition of arguably the top...

    Here is a recent edition of arguably the top spine research journal in the world published in English.
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  7. What is the source of that statistic? It sounds...

    What is the source of that statistic? It sounds high but I don't know of course. Let's just say I bet it is not true.
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    Just as with my twin daughters, normal is off the...

    Just as with my twin daughters, normal is off the table. Now it is a game of cutting losses.

    The bottom line for you is will your son have a better life with or without surgery. You have to...
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    That's why you want a second opinion. Maybe your...

    That's why you want a second opinion. Maybe your son doesn't need surgery. If both surgeons agree your son should have the surgery at some point, go with someone who had done thousands.
  10. Chiro sits on a throne of lies

    https://www.chirobase.org/ (Many of these posts are older but NOTHING has changed w.r.t. chiro sitting on a throne of lies and chiros NOT being trained to deal with scoliosis.)

    Check out this...
  11. Here are my thoughts: 1. STOP READING CRAP...

    Here are my thoughts:

    1. STOP READING CRAP WRITTEN BY CHIROS!
    2. STOP READING CRAP WRITTEN BY CHIROS!
    3. STOP READING CRAP WRITTEN BY CHIROS!
    4. STOP READING CRAP WRITTEN BY CHIROS!
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    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showthread.php?1353...

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showthread.php?13534-Dr-Hey-standing-on-his-head-again&highlight=
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    Sorry I did run those two ideas together because...

    Sorry I did run those two ideas together because they are somewhat related. Let me try again.

    The reason you are having trouble walking may not be limited to just your curve getting larger. It...
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    Yes. Well both. As far as I can tell...

    Yes.



    Well both. As far as I can tell absent being a surgeon, the straighter you can get the unfused lumbar the longer you can go without having to fuse the entire lumbar if the fusion goes to...
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    Dr. Hey in Raleigh is one surgeon who agrees with...

    Dr. Hey in Raleigh is one surgeon who agrees with this. I don't know how rare he is. Dr. Hey goes to great lengths to save levels.

    There is at least one ped surgeon who will operate below the...
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    Sorry about that. Maybe Linda can move the posts...

    Sorry about that. Maybe Linda can move the posts to a new thread.
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    You mention rotation and that reminded me that...

    You mention rotation and that reminded me that structual curves are always accompanied by rotation. If your radiographs are clear enough to see this, it might be possible to say if you did have a...
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    The bottom line for me in re you is that the...

    The bottom line for me in re you is that the comment about you being fused to L2 as being likely to have spared your lumbar is a Candid Camera moment. I still can't believe a surgeon would tell a...
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    I guess so but a surgeon would have to confirm. ...

    I guess so but a surgeon would have to confirm.

    I also think a lumbar can get damaged to the point of needing fusion without the curve getting larger. For example, the non AIS degenerative...
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    It is my understanding that having a curve...

    It is my understanding that having a curve remaining even in a compensatory curve can lead to disc damage from the uneven loading. That is why the issue of driving straightness through the lumbar...
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    I guess the question is why did it only correct a...

    I guess the question is why did it only correct a little bit? Was it because you actually also had a structural L curve (and therefore a double major curve and not a T curve) or because the fusion...
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    Yes of course. I certainly am not arguing...

    Yes of course. I certainly am not arguing against that. I don't think there are many surgeons who will fuse an entire lumbar on a kid whereas they would fuse that same curve ion an adult. Dr. Hey...
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    Yes I mean fusion limited to the T spine but also...

    Yes I mean fusion limited to the T spine but also a CURVE limited to the T spine. As I have mentioned, surgeons do not like to fuse lumbars in kids and sometimes will not and just fuse the T spine...
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    While some ASD cases are probably due to...

    While some ASD cases are probably due to selecting the wrong end vertebra, it seems like there is no right vertebra when talking about the lumbar. That is going to drive many revisions. Only the...
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    Lol! Good point. Still it is quite amazing how...

    Lol! Good point. Still it is quite amazing how she has avoided an extension. It may be related to her hyper correction. Her spine is pretty darn straight. Also she has syndromic IS as my...
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