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    17 Yr old tether S curve approx 60 degrees Dr Lonner

    Here we go. 17 yr old S curve patient that was tethered by Dr Lonner. She was done in July 2017. Her curves look around 65 degrees.

    I had pretty much the same before x-ray in 1993.
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    It sounds like she has a Lenke 3C Double major...

    It sounds like she has a Lenke 3C Double major curve. This is what I have, both T and L curves are balanced out quite well with a pretty good plumb. (within 5 degrees or so) Every once in a purple...
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    Jackie, sounds like you could use some tape for a...

    Jackie, sounds like you could use some tape for a quick fix on your strap....

    There are some really good video's lately, here are 2 anatomy vid's you might find interesting.
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    PAIN Neuroanatomy UBC Medicine Video

    Interesting video about pain....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJOb-FOXd2c

    Ed
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    Ginger, Please realize that I do post "in...

    Ginger, Please realize that I do post "in general" quite a bit of the time because there are many other readers....

    Again on the phone, we talked about the adjacent level issues we have at the top...
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    Susan, The shoulder surgery I had was...

    Susan, The shoulder surgery I had was arthroscopic through around 5 portals. I took one Celebrex for pain and went into PT right away....after scoliosis surgery, this was easy peasy...no problemo. I...
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    Your not kidding Ginger..... Defining "A Lot"...

    Your not kidding Ginger.....

    Defining "A Lot" is worthy of its own thread. We could all write our "peak pain" moments down, our pain testimonials, after many years, I guess it helps justify our...
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    Susan, I sure hope this works for you....Any idea...

    Susan, I sure hope this works for you....Any idea when?

    Ed
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    Height really is the only thing we have, (for...

    Height really is the only thing we have, (for laymen). Next would be a visual inspection (Adam's test) looking for asymmetrical features, pain, if any, and then after would be an x-ray....Not having...
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    Hi Irina, Glad to hear you are ok....Car...

    Hi Irina, Glad to hear you are ok....Car accidents are scary.

    My scoliosis was discovered after a car accident. A 1967 Chrysler Newport was my scoliosis screening machine! We hit a tree at 25MPH...
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    Sharon nailed it in post #19. It will be...

    Sharon nailed it in post #19. It will be interesting to see what happens at the next x-ray.

    The charts, yes, they are spooky. I was looking at those last night till my eye's were bleeding....
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    Looking at those charts.... I remember having...

    Looking at those charts....

    I remember having problems doing sit-ups in gym at age 10. I would sit up to one side.....Age 10 is accurate since we moved to a new home and I remember that date, it...
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    Well, a little late with this post... You...

    Well, a little late with this post...

    You could send an e-mail, but since he has set the 3 month appointment from the initial visit, probably best now to just wait and see. X-rays can vary +/-5...
  14. I am thankful I was in pain. If I wouldn't have...

    I am thankful I was in pain. If I wouldn't have had the heavy pain when I did, and had it kick in 20 years later, that would have been a problem. The biggest reason why adults wait is because they...
  15. Regardless of the stats, when adults are in pain,...

    Regardless of the stats, when adults are in pain, a lot of pain, its not really going to affect the decision. I was guaranteed 100% complications and did my surgeries anyway. Every other surgical...
  16. I was thinking stats on complications..... ...

    I was thinking stats on complications.....

    Infection and pseudarthrosis stats....

    Ed
  17. Most of us do well with scoliosis surgery. If...

    Most of us do well with scoliosis surgery. If there was no improvement, they wouldn't be fusing people for over a century. Most get done, come out ok, and don't post anymore, or pop in every once in...
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    I can't answer. I don't know if anyone can...

    I can't answer. I don't know if anyone can answer. The positive results are based on "only one study".

    I think that its logical to say that there are always contradictions, always some sort of...
  19. Sharks, Surgery, Fear and Anxiety

    Since Dr Hanscom mentions anxiety at the bottom of his post, I figured I would post this video. Controlling anxiety is important.

    This couple are excellent filmmakers travelling the world on a...
  20. Thanks Sharon, I guess I have my security...

    Thanks Sharon, I guess I have my security settings set up way too tight.

    There are a lot of adult members here with head shaking scoliosis x-rays. I guess that's an advantage of severe scoliosis,...
  21. Linda, The link does not work... Ed

    Linda, The link does not work...

    Ed
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    Jackie, You could ask about an NG tube.... They...

    Jackie, You could ask about an NG tube.... They drain your stomach's contents through suction. I did not vomit in the hospital. I had one for my scoliosis surgeries and was NPO due to an Ileus. ...
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    3 days sounds ridiculous. They wont release you...

    3 days sounds ridiculous. They wont release you unless you are hunky dory. The insurance companies, they are a funny bunch, I guess conjoined twins get 4 days now....I wouldn't worry about it.

    I...
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    How long did they say you will be in the...

    How long did they say you will be in the hospital?

    Ed
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    Thanks Sharon..... I don't know what to say other...

    Thanks Sharon..... I don't know what to say other than that symptom's are the result of suffering organs.

    That was Charcot who said that in the 1800's The founder of modern neurology.
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