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    I was, as a reason that a rib hump might...

    I was, as a reason that a rib hump might "reappear" post surgery once swelling has gone down, body settles, etc.

    Are you talking about an increase in rib hump beyond pre-surgery measurement after...
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    No, that's not what I was saying at all. Sorry...

    No, that's not what I was saying at all. Sorry if you misunderstood or I didn't explain correctly, sometimes my thoughts don't transpose into type the way I mean to, especially if I'm in a rush.
    ...
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    I think for the most part, the majority get...

    I think for the most part, the majority get satisfactory correction of the rib hump. My son had a very significant rib hump, it progressed quite rapidly prior to surgery. I do believe that the ribs...
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    "The ribs are attached to the spine, and the...

    "The ribs are attached to the spine, and the spine is what caused the ribs to become misshapen."


    Good explanation, Linda. When my oldest son had surgery (2005) he had a significant rib hump, we...
  5. LoKanasDad, I have 2 boys who have had spinal...

    LoKanasDad,

    I have 2 boys who have had spinal fusion surgery. My oldest (now 20) had surgery in 2005 at Children's Hosp. San Diego. My youngest (13) just had anterior release/ posterior fusion...
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    Hi Angie, Yes, it seems like a few...

    Hi Angie,

    Yes, it seems like a few similarities! Sister is the middle child. I'm amazed but very happy she doesn't have scoli also...

    Don't worry about bugging the dr.'s office - this is your...
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    Hi Ramona, Did your dr. think anterior wasn't...

    Hi Ramona,
    Did your dr. think anterior wasn't necessary b/c of Patrick's age or did he grow more than anticipated? Has he had, or will he need additional treatment, and has this caused him any...
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    Hi Elisa, Son that is going to have surgery is...

    Hi Elisa,

    Son that is going to have surgery is 12 1/2 and approx. 5'1". My older son that had surgery was same age and about the same height as your son. We did notice an increase in height...
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    Hi Angie, yes, can't believe we have to go...

    Hi Angie,

    yes, can't believe we have to go through this twice. Only advantage for me is I'm a little more prepared mentally & emotionally, not as freaked out as I was 1st time around.
    My older...
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    Hi ARodsMom, I also have a 12 y.o. son who...

    Hi ARodsMom,

    I also have a 12 y.o. son who will be having surgery in March '11. I have an older son who (also) had a posterior fusion 5 years ago.
    Posterior means they will approach from the...
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    thanks again Toni, for sharing. It is very...

    thanks again Toni, for sharing. It is very helpful to me as I try to learn what to expect (or what I may be able to rule out). So the fact that your experience may not be totally relevant to...
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    Thanks for sharing Toni, and really, any bit of...

    Thanks for sharing Toni, and really, any bit of information helps. Glad to hear that the 2 stage procedure wasn't any harder on you. That is one of my concerns with my son. Also a bit worried about...
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    thanks Sharon, I am grateful that we were sent to...

    thanks Sharon, I am grateful that we were sent to Dr. Newton and I highly recommend him to anyone. He and his staff really seem to consider the whole well being of the child also, not just the...
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    Actually Linda, he did not do bending x-rays this...

    Actually Linda, he did not do bending x-rays this time, so good point, will have to question him more on this. Vince did have his x-ray done with the new EOS machine (which does take very good...
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    Hi Linda, I hope I'm describing it correctly....

    Hi Linda,

    I hope I'm describing it correctly. It will be done by Dr. Newton at Childrens' Hosp. San Diego. For the anterior approach I believe he is proposing removing the disks btwn the last 3...
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    anterior release/posterior fusion

    if there is any young person here who has had anterior release/posterior fusion, I would like to hear about your experience/recovery, esp. the anterior part.

    Thanks,
    Renee
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    anterior release/posterior fusion

    would like to hear from any parent(s) regarding your child's experience with anterior release/posterior fusion.

    Renee
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    Hi, Surgery day is both nerve-wracking and...

    Hi,

    Surgery day is both nerve-wracking and scary, and that is part of what the pre-op is for. About a week before my oldest son's surgery we went on a tour of the hospital and they walked us...
  19. we are also patients of Rady Childrens...

    Hello, nice to acquaint with someone being treated at the same place :^)
    I have 2 boys with scoli. the oldest had fusion surgery in 2005, my youngest has an appt. with Dr. Newton tomorrow, and will...
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    Hi Sharon, I haven't been on lately, just peek...

    Hi Sharon,

    I haven't been on lately, just peek in every now and then...so sorry to hear your other daughter will need surgery also. Hard enough to deal with one surgery, now two. I can well...
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    Hi Jenny'smom, I sent you a private message-

    Hi Jenny'smom,

    I sent you a private message-
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    Best wishes for a successful surgery and...

    Best wishes for a successful surgery and recovery.

    Renee
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    Well, we saw our dr. this week for my older son's...

    Well, we saw our dr. this week for my older son's 3 yr. post op checkup and was able to ask about the ScoliScore testing for my 10 y.o. We were told that the testing should begin soon sometime after...
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    Thanks for posting Linda, I was wondering when it...

    Thanks for posting Linda, I was wondering when it would start being put to use. Our ortho dr. said he was going to start utilizing this test soon and I am eagerly anticipating this for my 10 yr....
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    Glad to hear everything went well. Sounds like...

    Glad to hear everything went well. Sounds like Sidney is doing amazingly well for just going through a 9 hr. surgery! Welcome to "the other side" of surgery! Keep us posted -

    Renee
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