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  1. #16
    Join Date
    May 2008
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    Cobb angle

    Yes. Itís the included angle, and is a reference that is used in measuring our curves.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobb_angle

    Its good to have your own copies of your x-rays to compare angles to see if you are progressing in the future. The copy you have now, will help years from now in determining this, the next surgeon will appreciate the copy. Rapid progression is an indicator for surgery.

    In my signature you will see C12, T70, L70. That is a 12 degree cervical, 70 degree thoracic, and 70 degree lumbar curve right before my surgeries. I had twin 50 degree curves for many many years and delayed my surgeries since 1974.

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 60, the new 55...
    Pre surgery curves C12,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

  2. #17
    Join Date
    May 2011
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    Ahh, well unfortunately no not since I was a child. I am sure these values now will be a discussion piece for the physicians to use as a benchmark on my progression.

    Thanks.

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