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    Cathy... I wouldn't worry yet. Dr. Lonner's...

    Cathy... I wouldn't worry yet. Dr. Lonner's office will go to bat for you. I'd be really surprised if they didn't get it approved. Some moron who knows absolutely nothing about surgery for...
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    The majority of flexibility in the cervical spine...

    The majority of flexibility in the cervical spine comes from C2. I'm confused about what would be fused after your next surgery.

    Although I would probably personally avoid it unless the pain was...
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    Congratulations!! It is no small task to get off...

    Congratulations!! It is no small task to get off narcotics when you've been on them for a long time. It's a BIG deal.

    Good luck in getting back to work. Hope you make your goal, but if you...
  4. Hi Cathy... Hopefully, someone will chime in...

    Hi Cathy...

    Hopefully, someone will chime in and answer most of your questions. I'm out of commission with a really bad cough at the moment, but wanted to give you one bit of advice. If you're...
  5. There is another thread with a little more info...

    There is another thread with a little more info if you're interested.

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showthread.php?15330-Shake-Up-at-Wash-U-St-Louis&highlight=lenke
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    I'm with Melissa. I wore the same thing home as...

    I'm with Melissa. I wore the same thing home as I wore to the hospital, with the exception of a clean pair of panties. I think the less you bring, the easier it will be, especially if you're not...
  7. It's not uncommon, but it seems to me that it...

    It's not uncommon, but it seems to me that it used to be a lot more common than it is now. I've had a similar pain since my original surgery (22 years ago). I've never heard a theory of what causes...
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    Is that a C7 nerve root palsy? I've seen...

    Is that a C7 nerve root palsy? I've seen references to it, but never paid enough attention to really know anything about it. So sorry you got dealt yet another issue.

    --Linda
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    Here you go.

    Here you go.
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    I agree. She got dealt a pretty crappy hand in...

    I agree. She got dealt a pretty crappy hand in terms of health issues, but she played it so well. I'm so sorry for her family and friends. It's a great loss.
  11. Hi Babe... I know you posted this in the under...

    Hi Babe...

    I know you posted this in the under 18 forum, but I suspect you won't find anyone who has had the procedure. If you do a search of the word thoracoplasty (search box above), I think...
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    I also have only a single iliac screw. We...

    I also have only a single iliac screw.

    We did a study on bilateral vs. unilateral

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24785475
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    Maria... I understand, and actually agree with...

    Maria...

    I understand, and actually agree with you somewhat. I can, however, also put myself in the shoes of someone who is just starting out here. There are so many posts, and if someone is...
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    Hi Linda... I think most of us pay no...

    Hi Linda...

    I think most of us pay no attention to the different forums. Instead, we use the "New Posts" hyperlink (upper left corner of the page). The result is a list of threads that have new...
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    Not intended for anyone specific. I was just...

    Not intended for anyone specific. I was just making a point that there's a high likelihood of someone other than one's surgeon doing part of their surgery, regardless of where the surgery takes...
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    I've never heard of a scoliosis surgery with only...

    I've never heard of a scoliosis surgery with only one person doing the surgery, so I think someone is always there to help. That help might range from things like retracting and suctioning, to doing...
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    Jess... If you have access to a hot tub, I think...

    Jess... If you have access to a hot tub, I think you might find it miraculous. At one time in my distant pass, my neck was so bad that I couldn't lie down or sit down. It was exhausting and I...
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    The Non-Scoliosis Thread

    I'm starting this thread so that participants can discuss non-scoliosis issues. No rules except that you need to be respectful. Debate if you want, but attack someone personally, and you're gone. ...
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    Linda... Sorry, I moved your post. There's...

    Linda...

    Sorry, I moved your post. There's really no reason to have multiple threads on the same topic.

    --Linda
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    I think you're going to have a hard time getting...

    I think you're going to have a hard time getting a date from Lenke for awhile. He's moving to Columbia University in NY.

    --Linda
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    I suspect it's soon, though I'm beginning to...

    I suspect it's soon, though I'm beginning to wonder. I'm surprised that they didn't tell you. I think I heard the first rumor about 3-6 months ago. It seems like all our docs (including residents...
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    I haven't heard his name in terms of staying or...

    I haven't heard his name in terms of staying or going. Will see if I can find out.
  23. Long Term Follow-Up on Scoliosis Exercise Program

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4243472/

    Would have liked to see a comparator group of scoliosis patients who weren't enrolled in the program.
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    Shake Up at Wash U - St. Louis

    Larry Lenke and at least two other Wash U spine surgeons are leaving Wash U to start practicing at Columbia. I'm guessing that patients have not yet been notified. Have heard multiple stories, so...
  25. Fusion without iliac fixation results in sacral...

    Fusion without iliac fixation results in sacral fractures relatively often.
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