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    Concerneddad, have the doctors mentioned anything...

    Concerneddad, have the doctors mentioned anything about syndromic scoliosis versus AIS? The fact that your daughter is so tall compared to you and your wife might be consistent with her scoliosis...
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    Yes but there was no progression. Yes this...

    Yes but there was no progression.



    Yes this is a very good finding.



    That could be stable for a long time. We have had people on this group with 50* curves who remained stable for...
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    I also read the Escalada et al. (2009) paper...

    I also read the Escalada et al. (2009) paper titled, "Assessment of angle velocity in girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis"

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2753628/

    My main...
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    Getting back to this... In re Sanders et al....

    Getting back to this...

    In re Sanders et al. (2008)

    I wrote: "Just as an aside, I am glad they showed C.I.s and not p's. P hacking is rampant and some top medical journals are not only...
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    I have never understood the use of height...

    I have never understood the use of height measurements in the context of scoliosis. The height is a net function of linear growth of the skeleton minus the "collapse" rate of the increasing...
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    The author sent me the paper. I will read it as...

    The author sent me the paper. I will read it as soon as possible.
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    I wrote: "Just as an aside, I am glad they...

    I wrote: "Just as an aside, I am glad they showed C.I.s and not p's. P hacking is rampant and some top medical journals are not only discouraging publishing p stats but some have banned it."
    ...
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    Well you have me there... I did not read the...

    Well you have me there... I did not read the article. I will. But with those n's, I am not sure why it was publishable. Scoliosis is so variable that I am not sure a study could be run with...
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    I agree you should probably lay this out in an...

    I agree you should probably lay this out in an email to the surgeon and get some response that makes you feel better about the present course you are on. Hopefully there will be explicit...
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    You are dealing with opposing things which you...

    You are dealing with opposing things which you completely understand. You can send a note but I don't think anything will change given the ~40* trigger angle for VBT versus her skeletal maturity...
  11. I think it is the case that other than infection...

    I think it is the case that other than infection which is institution versus surgeon related, the other complications scale with age and condition of the patient. It is a cruel irony that people and...
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    Well, in re financial issues, given Kentucky went...

    Well, in re financial issues, given Kentucky went 62% for Trump, all I can tell you is to buck that in 2020 and help Kentucky vote in its own interests this time around. That's really all you can do.
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    Concerneddad, Based on what you wrote about...

    Concerneddad,

    Based on what you wrote about scheduling, I hope the appointment today goes well.

    I wanted to add I really like your attitude. I would single you out as having an extremely...
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    https://backincontrol.com/are-you-kidding-me/

    https://backincontrol.com/are-you-kidding-me/
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    I am so sorry you are having these symptoms, Ed. ...

    I am so sorry you are having these symptoms, Ed. I hope they resolve soon.



    I think they must be doing osteotomies on adults if they ever have a hope of holding the straightness or even...
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    I don't know what they patented because Lonner...

    I don't know what they patented because Lonner says ASC = VBT.

    Based on the website, it seems that they have a slightly different surgical site and that they do osteotomies if necessary. Other...
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    That's great news but the issue of out of network...

    That's great news but the issue of out of network doctors affects EVERY field of medicine, not just pediatric orthopedics. It is a potential problem for everyone with that type of insurance for...
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    Idaho. Previous internship was in Oregon. ...

    Idaho. Previous internship was in Oregon.

    Tens years is an aside from the main point that this kid is pushing herself physically so far that body parts are failing. But her back is just fine. ...
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    My daughter at almost 10 years post fusion

    One of my twin daughters was fused on 6 October, 2009, almost 10 years ago. Ten levels... T4-L1.

    She has been doing a fisheries biology internship with a Federal agency out west. This position...
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    You can say that again. Newton is turning away...

    You can say that again. Newton is turning away 80% and only tethering 20%.
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    That's very good news. Now there should be no...

    That's very good news. Now there should be no problem getting insurance to cover.
  22. Yes it was Hanscom. Good that you posted about...

    Yes it was Hanscom. Good that you posted about these guys.
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    Thanks for checking in after surgery Kara. Wow...

    Thanks for checking in after surgery Kara. Wow that is a lot of procedures! Are you in any pain?

    Hopefully you won't need any more surgery in your lifetime. You have had a lot.
  24. Hi Rita, I am sorry you are going through...

    Hi Rita,

    I am sorry you are going through this. I don't have scoliosis but have had herniated discs starting when I was about 30. I am on this forum because both my daughters were fused for...
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    Good luck with your surgery Kara. Will there be...

    Good luck with your surgery Kara. Will there be physical therapy after?
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