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    If you are limiting it to the Lenke classification there seems to be only one choice... 2A-.

    I am guessing the curve right below the main high curve is just assumed to be structural as it would be physically impossible to even try bend that out to see if it bends out as it is entirely within the the rib cage area.
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    I'm changing my answer... 2C+
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    It's hard to classify with the child in a brace. I think there's a thoracolumbar curve w/apex at L3, so I'm not sure Sharon is correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaRacine View Post
    It's hard to classify with the child in a brace. I think there's a thoracolumbar curve w/apex at L3, so I'm not sure Sharon is correct.
    Hey! I'm very doubtful that I'm correct.

    There are actually 4 curves there, the major one high in the thorax and three below it. Only the large one seems structural but it would impossible to try to bend out the one below it so I guess that is why the only choice in Lenke's table is double structural Thoracic.

    The curve directly below the large one is >25* to my eye.

    The C is because the L spine does not come straight up normal to pelvis but curves immediately (though slightly). Look at the other chart on Lenke's page. I could possibly go with a "B" also.

    I would really like to hear what three surgeons independently classify that as. That would be pretty good.
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    Hi hdugger,

    I sent you a PM (regarding asking Dr Hart your question).
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    Quote Originally Posted by hdugger View Post
    ??? He's not in (has never been in) a brace
    I don't know why, but the lumbar curve looks unusual to me. (What I think is, though not positive,) the L3-L4 angle looks more sharp than it should be for the size of the curve. Has anyone mentioned a listhesis or some other issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdugger View Post
    No, not at all, His doctor told us last time that he didn't have any lumbar involvement, or any risk of he curve going down into his lumbar spine.

    We're seeing him again soon, and I'll discuss it with him. Thanks so much for pointing this out.

    Leah, for some reason I didn't get your PM.
    I agree with Gayle if she said ask Hart. Please report back.
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