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  1. #1
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    skating

    hey every one i'm almost a year postop now. i was woundering can you skate after a year postop?
    Kara
    25
    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

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    Yes. You can do pretty much anything after you are one year post op. Some people are given no restrictions at all and others are told not to bungy jump or ski-dive, but that's about all the restrictions I can think of.

    Mary Lou
    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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    Kennedy, let us know how you get on when you give it a go! Hope all goes well.

    B
    Billy
    32 year old male from UK
    Fused at 25yrs
    62 degree thoratic curve
    45 degree lumbar curve
    Fused T3-L1 on 3rd Jan 2012

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    the thing is i don't want to fall on my new back
    Kara
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    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

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    Why don't you ask your surgeon?

    Melissa

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    i do't no why i didn't ask my surgeon
    Kara
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    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

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    Kara,

    Since your one year check up is this month, why don't you write all your questions down and take them with you to the appointmnet? Every patient is different and just to be certain, ask your doctor. Tell him your worries about falling and see what he says.

    Mary Lou
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kennedy View Post
    hey every one i'm almost a year postop now. i was woundering can you skate after a year postop?
    Hey Kara, I started back to roller skating when I was about 10 months post op. It was very scary at first but after a few months I was skating much better and the fear was gone. Even if you fall on your back, you probably won't hurt your fusion. Just stay away from little kids who might bump into you from the side.
    Sally
    Diagnosed with severe lumbar scoliosis at age 65.
    Posterior Fusion L2-S1 on 12/4/2007. age 67
    Anterior Fusion L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 on 12/19/2007
    Additional bone removed to decompress right side of L3-L4 & L4-L5 on 4/19/2010
    New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    Dr. Frank F. Rands735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/butterflyfive/

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