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Thread: Before & after (rib) hump , scar

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    Before & after (rib) hump , scar

    Hi,

    would you share your before and after pic of the hump correction? Also the pic of the scar .

    Thanks.
    62/75 (T4-T9 68 degree & T11 - L4 80 degree) 10/19/2010
    45/50 year 2000
    36 yrs old
    Considering, researching surgery for the first time
    S. California
    http://s1210.photobucket.com/albums/...ashionista889/

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    You have some nice curves....

    Check out this thread
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=10303

    There are many scar photos here, you can search or dig through threads.

    Be sure to let us know what Dr Pashman says...
    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 61, the new 61...
    Pre surgery curves T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    I don't have an after photo of the hump (it's only been three weeks; can't bend yet!). But here are photos of my back before and after. It's strange, not being crooked for the first time in over 45 years.
    Juliet, age 57
    37˚ lumbar and 35˚ thoracic with rotation
    Diagnosed at age 11 and untreated.
    Total degeneration of disc at L4-5, spondylolisthesis at L4, L5 sacralized.
    Surgery on 10/26/10
    Dr. Matthew Geck, Seton Spine & Scoliosis, Center, Austin, TX.
    University Medical Center @ Brackenridge Hospital.
    Posterior fusion of T11-S1, part minimally invasive; TLIF at L4-5.

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    OK. I finally figured out how to upload these before and after x-rays from my doctor.
    Last edited by LisaB; 11-17-2010 at 09:45 PM.
    Age 56
    Wore a Milwaukee Brace for 3 years in hs
    Fused L4-S1 for high grade spondylolisthesis Jan '09 in Indy
    Thoracic 68
    Surgery Aug 31, 2010 T3 to L1
    Dr Bridwell St Louis
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...1&d=1289881696

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    Thanks, everyone. I thought it would be nice to have all the pic about rib hump, scar in one thread.

    Ed:

    Yes, i got some very nice curves.. I'm not in that much pain, fatigue; therefore I don't really feel my condition is that serious. However, when i look at the x ray and the pic of my back, hump; I realize that mine curves are serious. I finally decide to go for surgery. Just wondering how I can plan my surgery time and the down time from working, and also getting the bill paid while not working for few months. Need to figure out and save the reserve.
    62/75 (T4-T9 68 degree & T11 - L4 80 degree) 10/19/2010
    45/50 year 2000
    36 yrs old
    Considering, researching surgery for the first time
    S. California
    http://s1210.photobucket.com/albums/...ashionista889/

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    Hi all,

    I have attached 'before' photos ~ won't have my 'after' photos for a few weeks. Getting closer everyday and trying to focus on the positives of the surgery. Any advice from those on the 'other side' is appreciated!
    Laurie Anne
    Age 30
    Pre-Op Curves T68, L80, Kyphosis 48 degrees
    Post-Op Curves both around 10 degrees
    Surgery with Dr. Lenke & Dr. Kelly 12/13/10
    Gained 2.5 inches now 5'9
    PRE-OP Photos: http://s1080.photobucket.com/albums/...urieScoliosis/
    5 Mos Post Op: http://s1080.photobucket.com/albums/...s%20Post%20Op/
    1-Year Post Op: http://s1080.photobucket.com/albums/...r%20Post%20Op/

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    Good pictures Laurie!
    My surgery is Dec 6th and 10th with Dr. Pashman at Cedars sinai. My curves are a bit more than yours and opposite: T90+ and L50+
    I will take before pictures pretty soon... and post them here. My deformity is kind of scary tho...

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    Ohhh....think I will clock in on the graveyard shift of NSF! I’ve been reading a limited amount of time lately as I have been destroying my eyes setting up my new Blackberry Torch......capabilities are endless, provided your eyes don’t take a dump. Isn’t technology wonderful?

    Fashionista,
    I spent many many years thinking about my surgeries as I was a candidate back in 1974. As I aged, the pain increased but I managed. Pain episodes became more frequent in my 40s, and so did the planning.... I call this part “getting all your ducks in a row”. It took me a few years......it calls for careful financial mgmt, especially if you will take a bunch of time off.

    LaurieAnne
    Your 4th image shows your lower spinal hump. Stiff isnt it? Mine was like a rock! It is completely gone now, and that lower ache, that is also gone. After surgery, you will lose your old scoli pains and trade for the new surgical pains. Yes, it hurts, but after you heal, the surgical pains should subside.

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 61, the new 61...
    Pre surgery curves T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaurieAnne View Post
    Hi all,

    I have attached 'before' photos ~ won't have my 'after' photos for a few weeks. Getting closer everyday and trying to focus on the positives of the surgery. Any advice from those on the 'other side' is appreciated!
    LaurieAnne,

    What gave me peace in the few weeks before my surgery was knowing I was in the best hands possible. I have heard Dr. Lenke's name so many times on this forum and he has done wonders with people twice your age. The odds are really in your favor for a really successful outcome. Stay focused on the outcome and the your new, improved body. You are making the right choice.

    Please keep us posted - we will be routing for you!

    -Jamie

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    I haven't looked at the before and after pics but I will now. I too am going to eventually post pics of my son's right rib hump to show you guys how noticeable it is. *off to look at your pics*

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    Just updated the pic on the link at my signature. Plan to schedule surgery 2011.
    62/75 (T4-T9 68 degree & T11 - L4 80 degree) 10/19/2010
    45/50 year 2000
    36 yrs old
    Considering, researching surgery for the first time
    S. California
    http://s1210.photobucket.com/albums/...ashionista889/

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    Here's additional pictures of my daughter's back before surgery. Sorry about the way they are attached! I'll try to look for picutres of her scar as well.

    Mary Lou



    Attachment 853

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    Mom to Jamie age 21-diagnosed at age 12-spinal fusion 12/7/2004-fused from T3-L2; and Tracy age 19, mild Scoliosis-diagnosed at age 18.

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