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Thread: Flexible fusion surgery/motion preservation surgery

  1. #16
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    Oh, sorry about the confusion! It was me who put flexible fusion in quotes. I've found a lot about it on the web. It sure sounds interesting.

  2. #17
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    It sounds like they try that for one or two levels associated with conditions not including idiopathic scoliosis, not many levels as in idiopathic scoliosis. I am not sure why it can't be used for more levels.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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  3. #18
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    every scoli surgeon i asked...and i asked alot...
    said anything flexible would not support the spine enough
    and it would cause the spine to collapse after a short time...
    if not right away...they said the rigidity was needed for support...

    believe me, i was looking for someone to tell me it is possible
    to do for more than one or two discs....

    jess...and Sparky

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