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  1. I have high hopes for tethering adults in case my...

    I have high hopes for tethering adults in case my daughters ever are faced with having to extend their fusions. I hope it pans out.

    It seems to me that bending to either side would be exactly as...
  2. Apparently. That is the reason a separate group...

    Apparently. That is the reason a separate group was created for VBS and now VBT.
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    That's what I thought! That is one crazy case. ...

    That's what I thought! That is one crazy case. I guess they were just trying to drive the lumbar straight to save the discs.

    It is the only instance of a functional curve being fused that I...
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    I agree with that but there is one notable...

    I agree with that but there is one notable except... King14 had 2 functional curves (no structural curve) and had her T curve fused anyway to hopefully prevent her lumbar from becoming...
  5. Yes thanks Ed. Exactly. And there are several...

    Yes thanks Ed. Exactly.

    And there are several posts about Dr. Hey talking about aligning the spine with earlier and better correction so that the load on the unfused lower discs is even. I have...
  6. Well Boachie included mention of the issue of...

    Well Boachie included mention of the issue of alignment when he said a person fused to T12 or L1 probably won't need an extension. I took that to mean if the alignment was't good then the chance of...
  7. Susie*Bee is at 8 or 9 year post op I think and...

    Susie*Bee is at 8 or 9 year post op I think and is fused to L4. She has no issues she has expressed. She got a very good correction and maybe that is the key factor in avoiding extensions of fusion...
  8. Yes I understand that. For some reason, VBS...

    Yes I understand that. For some reason, VBS posts were discouraged on this forum. This was before I joined. With things like that going on, you need to have a separate place to post.

    The...
  9. Since VBT/VBS is science-based, all those people...

    Since VBT/VBS is science-based, all those people can post here on NSF to reach more people.

    These people generally have before and after radiographs, something that is often notably missing for...
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    Is that group where all the people doing PT went?...

    Is that group where all the people doing PT went? Were any of those kids done with growth and avoided surgery? Were any stapled/tethered/fused?

    If any people were successful I assume they would...
  11. A few adults have had vertebral body tethering (VBT)

    Per a member of this forum, a few adults have been tethered.

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showthread.php?15641-SpineCor-and-Insurance&p=166771#post166771

    Adults who need fusion and want to...
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    Flerc, maybe you can leave here and go join your...

    Flerc, maybe you can leave here and go join your buddy Emily wherever she is on the interwebs? Wouldn't that be better for you?
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    Now that we see the whole quote, we see that...

    Now that we see the whole quote, we see that flerc was "quote-mining." That is showing only part of a quote to make a point OPPOSITE to what the author was making.

    Flerc is being intellectually...
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    This is a pro-evidence-either-way forum. You...

    This is a pro-evidence-either-way forum. You misunderstand that and misinterpret the fact that there is no good evidence for conservative treatments to avoid progression to be "pro-surgery".
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    This makes no sense. Nobody needs to be...

    This makes no sense. Nobody needs to be browbeaten into surgery. You are spiralling into further emotion, irration, and magical thinking.
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    Flerc wrote this after I had lamented about...

    VBT/VBS is not suitable for adults and only suitable for some children's curves. It sound a marvellous solution and of course anyone would support it as a preference to fusion if/when it works , ...
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    THANK YOU Burdle!!! OMG. Linda, can you...

    THANK YOU Burdle!!! OMG.

    Linda, can you please pin this or make it a sticky post or whatever to the top of the forum so people can see it?

    Seeing CLEAR chiros in a photo with Dr. Betz made me...
  18. Hi Dalj, Yes I misunderstood. Your daughter...

    Hi Dalj,

    Yes I misunderstood. Your daughter seems to be responding to the brace or is improving on her own even though she is wearing a brace. There is a child mentioned on this group who has a...
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    This is such an excellent point. It is...

    This is such an excellent point.

    It is understandable that people are afraid of surgery. Chiros take this situation and enflame it and then charge boatloads of money for useless treatments that...
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    I am not sure bending radiographs apply to...

    I am not sure bending radiographs apply to congenital scoliosis. There it is a matter of wedged vertebrae causing the curve. I think they straighten the curve by fixing the shape of the vertebra. ...
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    You should ask your surgeon how he determines...

    You should ask your surgeon how he determines levels to fuse and if the rules are different for congenital versus idiopathic.

    As far as I know, our surgeon determined the lowest level to fuse on...
  22. LOL I didn't notice that! Truth is stranger...

    LOL I didn't notice that!

    Truth is stranger than fiction but fiction can be very amusing.
  23. Thread: Broken Rod

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    Thanks for posting this, Ed! These giant bunnies...

    Thanks for posting this, Ed! These giant bunnies are so compelling. I hear the large ones behave like dogs.

    I am so sorry you are having bad neck pain. You have come through a long, arduous fire...
  24. Thread: Broken Rod

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    That's a nice bunny! OMG.

    That's a nice bunny! OMG.
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    Fusion is about cutting losses. Normal is off the...

    Fusion is about cutting losses. Normal is off the table. You are having difficulty with this because you are magically comparing not being fused to normal. If fusion wasn't the only option for some...
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