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    <30* at maturity but surgery due to progression a few years later

    http://drlloydhey.blogspot.com/2013/...e-who-had.html

    Seems like the brace only delayed the progression given she stated progressing again once she stopped wearing the brace at maturity.

    Also, this obviously goes against the paradigm that 30* is protective against progression to surgical levels.

    Unbelievably, less than eight weeks post that surgery, she competed at the 2012 US Olympic Swim Team Trials for a spot on the US Olympic Swim Team that competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
    That's something!
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Remember that nothing is 100%. She could be 1 out of100 or 99 out of 100. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaRacine View Post
    Remember that nothing is 100%. She could be 1 out of100 or 99 out of 100. :-)

    --Linda
    Good point.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Check out the backbend!

    On the Right side of Dr. Hey's blog is another entry: Sabrina's backbend. Totally awesome!
    Susan
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