Quote Originally Posted by mom2two View Post
I believe that's correct, Sharon -- the surgeon said the lower part of the spine (no fusion) will straighten out "a little bit." Sorry I'm still unable to upload the image, but the rods go about half-way down the spine (I can count seven screws), certainly not as extensive as most I've seen. I understood his reasoning to be that the lower part of the spine was not actually malformed, but rather reacting to the deformation in the upper part of the spine.
Well that sounds like he was hoping the compensatory lumbar will straighten if he straightens the thorax and that indeed happens as far as i know. The lumbar came to match the (straightened) thoracic with both my kids but only a surgeon can comment on it really.