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    Scott has EOS. I was talking AIS. I do not have...

    Scott has EOS. I was talking AIS. I do not have a sense of the range of progression speeds for EOS like I do for AIS.
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    That's true. But my one daughter's curve moved 5...

    That's true. But my one daughter's curve moved 5 degrees a month for several months. To the extent I have been able to calculate progression rate for other kids here, there is nobody whose curve...
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    Because they don't generally remove tethers, it...

    Because they don't generally remove tethers, it seems like it is an open question whether adolescents retain the correction they gained during growth. But because the tethers all break, maybe that...
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    The issue is would these people who are miserable...

    The issue is would these people who are miserable with their fusions be MORE miserable if they weren't fused? Would they be alive?

    Hard to know. Only a surgeon who has some number of patients...
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    Good intel. Do they have to deflate the lung for...

    Good intel. Do they have to deflate the lung for a lumbar tether?



    This is in keeping with the known fact that braces do not improve curves. They can only hope to hold it.
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    I am hoping they solve tethering for adults in...

    I am hoping they solve tethering for adults in the future. One of my two daughters was left with a mid 20s lumbar curve. I wonder if even multiple tethers, serially replaced as they break, is...
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    Wow thanks for checking back, Concerneddad. ...

    Wow thanks for checking back, Concerneddad.

    Seems like you called it pretty close.

    We have had a few people here have even larger curves fail to progress although at least one of those cases...
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    That statement appears to be self-serving chiro...

    That statement appears to be self-serving chiro bullshit. They make shit up. I doubt there is actual research. There is chiro "research" which is solid nonsense. They are not only not trained in...
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    Wow. . . .

    Wow.
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    Also found this in re MAGEC plus congenital ...

    Also found this in re MAGEC plus congenital



    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5396013/
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    Only a pediatric orthopedic surgeon knows the...

    Only a pediatric orthopedic surgeon knows the answer to that question. There is ZERO chance anyone here knows. Maybe even less than zero.

    When MAGEC rods were introduced several years ago, they...
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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...
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    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,...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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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    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.
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    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...
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    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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