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    King Tut and scoliosis

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/02/16...ex.html?hpt=C1

    Here's an excerpt; how interesting.

    When researchers scanned Tut's mummy, they found he not only had severe kyphoscoliosis, or curvature of the spine, but also suffered from a toe malformation known as oligodactyly. The condition made his left foot swell, and it would have caused excruciating pain when he walked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by debbei View Post
    The condition made his left foot swell, and it would have caused excruciating pain when he walked.
    I bet it *really* hurt when he did that funny dance.
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    No fair making me laugh out loud at work!

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    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by txmarinemom View Post
    I bet it *really* hurt when he did that funny dance.
    BWHAHAHAHA!!!! I had to go look this up for jollies.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgTPH5y1-ZI
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    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
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    That is too funny
    Lynette - 44 years old.

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    Just imagine King Tut in a milwaukee brace.... Yikes!

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    King Tut

    Quote Originally Posted by txmarinemom View Post
    I bet it *really* hurt when he did that funny dance.
    Excellent

    Now we know how he got so Funky ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgTPH5y1-ZI

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    Hahahahahahaaaa...!
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    Funny thread!

    After reading this, there was a snippet about King Tut on the news last night. Apparently his remains are undergoing extensive investigation into what killed him at age 19. They have decided it was the odd combination of a broken leg and malaria (!) and mentioned that he had many other medical problems...but scoliosis was not mentioned.

    What was mentioned is that his mother and father were brother and sister.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniferG View Post
    What was mentioned is that his mother and father were brother and sister.
    And he was married to his sister---double

    Since last night I've had that Steve Martin song stuck in my head!!
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    OMG..you guys are tooo funny~~~ HAHAHAHA!!!!!
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    Have you guys been watching the shows on Discovery about King Tut? Its pretty interesting...
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    No Mike

    But I did have some good Steve Martin stuff set aside for this thread and forgot to post.

    No worries

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    Quote Originally Posted by titaniumed View Post
    No Mike

    But I did have some good Steve Martin stuff set aside for this thread and forgot to post.

    No worries

    Ed
    hey Ed,

    a couple of us posted that video above. It still makes me laugh.
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    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

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