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    Before and After X-Rays and Pictures

    Post your before and after x-rays or pictures here.
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    Here's my son's before and after x-rays.

    He had a 110* curve that was taken to about 25* after two surgeries a month apart and halo traction in between. We spent a total of 6 weeks at Shriner's hospital in Portland, Oregon last spring. He is doing fantastic!
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    Son 14 y/o diagnosed January 20th. 2011 with 110* Curve
    Halo Traction & 1st. surgery on March 22nd. 2011
    Spinal Fusion on April 19th. 2011

    Dr. Krajbich @ Shriners Childrens Hospital, Portland Oregon



    http://tinyurl.com/Elias-Before
    http://tinyurl.com/Elias-After

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    Posted but removed... re-posted in first-time surgical when I realized this is the revision section.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Before and After in my signature
    1993/1995: PSF w/ Harrington rods T3-L4
    Jan. 24, 2012: ALIF of L4-L5, L5-S1 w/ cage spacer and BMP
    Jan. 31, 2012: PLIF of L1-S1 w/ pelvic anchors
    Scheduled Nov.15, 2012: Fusion T2-S1 w/ pelvic anchors to fix T12 fracture
    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ot/myback2.jpg - BEFORE
    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...CT2342x406.jpg - AFTER
    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...CT1410x229.jpg - AFTER
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    560180_2772020750399_1554424403_31838433_1281183291_n[1].jpg This is my post op xray taken at end of July 2010 I had revision surgery in Feb 2010 fused from T3 to pelvis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOB View Post
    560180_2772020750399_1554424403_31838433_1281183291_n[1].jpg This is my post op xray taken at end of July 2010 I had revision surgery in Feb 2010 fused from T3 to pelvis.
    Hi Mob,

    I'm currently on a waiting list to have a full fusion and possible pelvis fusion because the fusion to the lower part of my spine stopped working.
    Can I ask how your mobility is 2yrs on from surgery? Do you find that you can do more or less everything that you could do before but you move slightly different?
    I'm finding myself trying to move like my spine is already fully fused to try to see how I might move or how I might be restricted. How do you find you sleep now.
    I sleep on my back, on my left side with my knees pulled up or on my stomach but am worried once fused I will no longer be able to do this.
    Thank you in advance
    27 yr old Female.
    Scoliosis since 12yrs, fusion to lower curve in 1998, costioplast 2001 and further corrective surgery 26 July 2012.
    Now the proud owner of a very straight spine. T1- L5 fusion.
    Mr Dunsmuir, Orthopaedic Surgeon, LGI Leeds.

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    Hi Jenna,

    I can do more or less everything but differently, I am able to sleep the whole night lying on my back. I can also lie on my side. I use a memory foam mattress topper on my bed. I am not working at the moment but am doing a course to upgrade my office skills and part of that involves working voluntary two afternoons a week prior to that I did a rehab type course to help build up my self esteem again that finished early in April. I also was able to return to playing indoor bowls which I have to play differently. I have some prominent screws at the top of my spine which the surgeon is keeping an eye on otherwise I am doing fine. My next appt is in Jan when I will be 3 years post op. I can go back sooner if I need to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOB View Post
    Hi Jenna,

    I can do more or less everything but differently, I am able to sleep the whole night lying on my back. I can also lie on my side. I use a memory foam mattress topper on my bed. I am not working at the moment but am doing a course to upgrade my office skills and part of that involves working voluntary two afternoons a week prior to that I did a rehab type course to help build up my self esteem again that finished early in April. I also was able to return to playing indoor bowls which I have to play differently. I have some prominent screws at the top of my spine which the surgeon is keeping an eye on otherwise I am doing fine. My next appt is in Jan when I will be 3 years post op. I can go back sooner if I need to.
    So good to hear your doing so well. Do you still get the pain that you did before the surgery or has that improved?

    At present I'm taking the maximum dose of pain relief (Tylex, they are like Tramadol) every 4 hrs with anti inflamatories between if needed.

    Its fab to hear from someone who is 2 yrs plus post op with such good results. I haven't really got a choice when it comes to surgery because I am in so much pain, my lung capacity on the right is much lower because my curve is pushing my rib cage into my lung so I cannot exercise (luckily I'm small and have a low BMI). i was just so worried that I would feel robotic or totally rigid and unable to move but you and others have really helped me feel better. Thank you!
    27 yr old Female.
    Scoliosis since 12yrs, fusion to lower curve in 1998, costioplast 2001 and further corrective surgery 26 July 2012.
    Now the proud owner of a very straight spine. T1- L5 fusion.
    Mr Dunsmuir, Orthopaedic Surgeon, LGI Leeds.

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    Hi folks...


    Welcome to the forum. I'd like to encourage everyone to keep your posts relative to the thread title.

    Thanks!

    Linda
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    Surgery 2/10/93 A/P fusion T4-L3
    Surgery 1/20/11 A/P fusion L2-sacrum w/pelvic fixation

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