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    We can go back and forth about whether curves...

    We can go back and forth about whether curves will progress after hardware removal, but as none of us are doctors and few studies have been done on this, none of us can really say. It's probably a...
  2. Yes this study was done on patients under age 21....

    Yes this study was done on patients under age 21. Also, the mean time from implant surgery to hardware removal was 2.8 years, so that must be considered as well as this is not very much time.

    I...
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    Thoracic Pain (ax in my back)

    Hello everyone:

    I'm fused T2-L3.

    For thirty years, I have suffered with various types of thoracic pain. I've had a tight "bearclaw" feeling, burning, a DEEP ache in between my shoulder blades...
  4. I had hardware in from T2-L3 for ten years, then...

    I had hardware in from T2-L3 for ten years, then had it all removed. It had grown over all the bone and took 8 1/2 hours to remove. It's now been out for twenty years and I'm a steady 47 degrees; it...
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    Yes, you're right; of course a record/count of...

    Yes, you're right; of course a record/count of what type of surgeries is kept. That is why I found it so strange when two of the surgeons both answered they didn't know and they wouldn't even give a...
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    Fusion to sacrum WITHOUT osteotomie

    I have had three different opinions from different surgeons recently regarding my fusion to the sacrum under my existing T2 to L3 fusion. One said that I needed a two-level osteotomie, another is...
  7. New non-corrective scoliosis brace for adults

    I have had three Scoliosis surgeries but I still have a high curve - 47% and I'm in pain all the time, both in my lumbar and in my thoracic. I went to the orthotist today and was amazed when she...
  8. Thread: 8 wewks

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    I am glad this point about addiction vs...

    I am glad this point about addiction vs dependency was brought up. As someone who has been in pain management for many years (since before there was even "pain management" I have had a lot of...
  9. pain

    I have been in pain literally EVERY SINGLE DAY since my original Scoliosis surgery thirty years ago. You just can't fuse the whole human spine, which is meant to bend, without dire consequences. My...
  10. Well I will be trying to see Dr. Rolando Roberto...

    Well I will be trying to see Dr. Rolando Roberto at UC Davis. I just spoke to his surgery scheduler and was informed that he does a fair amount of adult Scoliosis revision surgeries. Dr. Manish...
  11. Thank you everyone for your comments. I feel like...

    Thank you everyone for your comments. I feel like the regular posters here are my personal friends! However, I wish some others would chime in, too. Also, if anyone cares to, please go into some more...
  12. Turns out Dr. Edward Sun is a pediatric Scoliosis...

    Turns out Dr. Edward Sun is a pediatric Scoliosis specialist even though his web bio on the SRS site states "adult Scoliosis." Anyway, thanks to both of you for the suggestions. Bederman is at a...
  13. The hours between anterior and posterior fusion surgery

    Hi everyone:

    I would like to know what the hours/days between the anterior surgery and the posterior surgery were like for everyone. How long was this period? Did you have decent pain control? If...
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    I threw it overboard

    I got my harrington rods and luque wires back and thew them all overboard when I was still working on the cruise lines. I realize now it wasn't the best thing for the environment. I apologize to the...
  15. Well I'm looking for a private adult deformity...

    Well I'm looking for a private adult deformity surgeon (I'm not a good patient for a medical school due to my PTSD) and I'm looking ANYWHERE in California. I live in northern California, but I'll...
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    Hi Gardenia: Once the bone is fused, it is my...

    Hi Gardenia:

    Once the bone is fused, it is my understanding that you no longer need the hardware. My curve had not gotten worse or anything since my hardware removal twenty years ago; it is a...
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    Oh, I'm sorry. I wasn't trying to discrediting...

    Oh, I'm sorry. I wasn't trying to discrediting him. I think he does great work and I was actually hoping to see him and wished that he took MediCare, but many private surgeons no longer are as...
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    Dr. Hey no longer a MediCare provider

    I'm looking for a private surgeon to do my fusion to sacrum, so I contacted the Hey Clinic as I'm willing to travel. Unfortunately, like many other private spinal surgeons I've contacted, he is not...
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    hardware removal

    Gardenia:

    When I had my hardware removal, I had on ordinary spine surgeon, not a Scoliosis specialist, do it. The two Scoliosis surgeons I asked about it told me the metal would not be causing me...
  20. Got my Botox injections today

    Hi Everyone:

    Well I got my first ever Botox injections in my Rhomboid muscles near my thoracic spine today! I have a new pain doctor who was a physical therapist before becoming a doctor and she...
  21. Thank you so much for this explanation, Ed, it is...

    Thank you so much for this explanation, Ed, it is most helpful. Also, I don't want to reinvent the wheel here, so please give me all you've got on BMP (Bone Morphogenetic Proteins) Thirty years ago...
  22. Dr. Edward Sun in San francisco bay area?

    Anyone been to him? Would he be up for an adult revision/fusion to the sacrum? It seems like he has good training, and he is on the Scoliosis Research Board.
  23. XLIF, TLIF, ALIF/also osteotomy definitions

    I found all these terms confusing, so I wrote them all out, hope they are correct. If Linda or anyone who knows could explain why most of us have to be cut open front and back instead of just one or...
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    Hi NY: Just wondering how you're doing after...

    Hi NY:

    Just wondering how you're doing after your revision surgery, I believe you said it was a complete revision, meaning they took out the old hardware? Anyway, hope you are doing OK, please let...
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    Brought to my knees but pain atypical

    Hi Everyone:

    What to do?

    The pain has been so bad at times that it has literally brought me to my knees in tears. Given my level of facet disease (around a level 3) and the two completely...
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