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    Thanks Scared, You do have some spine related...

    Thanks Scared, You do have some spine related issues ......Would be nice to have a name, do I assume you are female?

    Do you have any x-rays you could post? Front and side? Also, any scanned...
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    Dr Yves Cotrel Obituary 1925-2019

    https://britscoliosis.org.uk/News/7165335

    Dr Cotrel was HUGE in the scoliosis community. He invented and revolutionized the modern hardware systems that are used today....

    I read his...
  3. Sharon, 10 years is a milestone....everything has...

    Sharon, 10 years is a milestone....everything has worked out well. Congratulations!

    Where is she at?

    I did a lot of fly fishing years ago in the Sierra's of California. Its very...
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    Here is the HARMS page...

    Here is the HARMS page
    http://hsg.settingscoliosisstraight.org/current-hsg-research/

    I see they are doing 5500 patients age 10-21 all surgeries. (1st green box)

    Long term studies is the (4th...
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    Nice to see this approval. Nice to see the...

    Nice to see this approval. Nice to see the Zimmer-Harm-SRS registries, they are tools for tracking evidence.

    They should do this on all scoliosis patients. Tethering does not cover everybody.... ...
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    Oh very nice....I am very interested. This...

    Oh very nice....I am very interested.

    This thread sort of morphed from scapula into a neck discussion. Serious neck discussion. Thoracic, Cervical fusions.

    Who is left? Melissa Susan Chet. I...
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    For adults over 50, our decisions are mostly...

    For adults over 50, our decisions are mostly about pain....if we didn't have MAJOR pain, we wouldn't need surgery. My pre-surgical pains were completely out of control, and if it wasn't for the pain,...
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    Hi Linda, After your "multi level" neck...

    Hi Linda,

    After your "multi level" neck surgeries a few years ago, I will never forget when you stated that if felt like someone hit you in the neck with a baseball bat. This had a profound...
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    I forgot about the arm pain. Was it mainly in the...

    I forgot about the arm pain. Was it mainly in the upper arm shoulder humeral head area? Right or Left side? or both sides?

    I had the "Mike Tyson" punch feeling on my upper left arm with my...
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    Jackie, OMG, that x-ray is incredible.....you had...

    Jackie, OMG, that x-ray is incredible.....you had your surgeons sighing on that one, no doubt.

    Its amazing the distance variation of your chin from your chest in both x-rays. It looks like its at...
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    Kara I hope the pain is mellowing out some by...

    Kara

    I hope the pain is mellowing out some by now....

    Ed
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    That's good to have 5 adult kids. Prepping the...

    That's good to have 5 adult kids. Prepping the inner circle is important, I'm sure your kids are trained at spine recovery. And soon, extreme shoulder recovery. Any of them need a job? They are...
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    In the video, they fuse the scapula to the ribs...

    In the video, they fuse the scapula to the ribs with the wires. (I can throw the link up if you want) I can see how you can break your ribs, all that will be fused together.

    Ask about the...
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    Yeah....One of the nurses was pushing me mentally...

    Yeah....One of the nurses was pushing me mentally after a week. That I do remember! I was in the twilight zone with a lot of fog......and lost a full week of memory.

    I had no PCA. Probably...
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    Many on the Brit forum years ago that had...

    Many on the Brit forum years ago that had Costoplasty (rib hump reduction) are very happy with their results....For some reason, these procedures (Thoracoplasty) are not popular here in the states....
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    Jackie, When is this surgery? You have done...

    Jackie, When is this surgery?

    You have done some painful surgeries and are experienced at pain.

    As dreadful as it is, have you addressed pain control since your not your average bear? Will...
  17. I went down to the plant yesterday and was...

    I went down to the plant yesterday and was talking with one of the programmers about re-building fixtures from steel for holding parts in a particular machining operation. The hardened steel we are...
  18. Jackie, That's what they told you....because they...

    Jackie, That's what they told you....because they didn't see anything,(not their fault) or didn't want to add on to an already tough situation. Hitting a solid wall with a car can produce incredible...
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    Thoughts about Osteoporosis.....Adult scoliosis decisions.

    In following around here for all these years, one of the things I see that is of major concern with scoliosis is osteoporosis....
  20. Rita, it is scary for the surgeon....They will...

    Rita, it is scary for the surgeon....They will try, but its always a major undertaking especially if its a full procedure. Sometimes the answers are not always surgery.

    I don't know if you...
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    Susan, There are times when I get really tight,...

    Susan, There are times when I get really tight, but only after "sitting" in the same position for long periods of time....(Lack of movement) This morning getting out of bed, I had the gait of a...
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    Kara Will this be outpatient? From what I...

    Kara

    Will this be outpatient?

    From what I am seeing, they have these foot surgeries dialed in now without fusion which is amazing.

    Ed
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    Patrick Its good that you are being proactive....

    Patrick

    Its good that you are being proactive. Just because you see a scoliosis surgeon does not mean your having surgery. Tell them you want an scoliosis evaluation.

    How is the pain, and how...
  24. Notes on 1st video: What is a pain expert?...

    Notes on 1st video:

    What is a pain expert? (Does anyone know?)

    The reality of pain management 20:07

    1) 90% Have no formal training. 90% Have no formal training. 90% Have no formal...
  25. Dr Jay Joshi Pain Management Anesthesiologist Ketamine, Stem Cells, Stimulators

    Valuable Pain Doctor talks about pain....

    http://www.nationalpain.com/dr-jay-joshi

    Ketamine infusion
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QshZ_unVDQQ

    IV Ketamine and Cutting edge treatments...
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