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  1. #31
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    Well I am about 8 weeks from muscle transfer surgery. So far going well. I am not allowed to use it much until 3 months. Then I will see how well it worked.
    Linda I have the copies of the surgical reports and can send them to you. This is all started because of rib hump. Let me k
    T10-pelvis fusion 12/08
    Fractured t-9 six days out of surgery
    C5,6,7 fusion 9/10
    PJK at t-9
    T2--T10 fusion 2/11
    Removal of left side t6-t10. 8/14
    C 4-5 fusion 11/14
    Right scapulectomy 6/15
    Right pectoralis major muscle transfer to scapula
    To replace the action of Serratus Anterior muscle 3/16

  2. #32
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    Jackie

    Its good to hear that things are going well....Only 4 more weeks to go

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 59, 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

  3. #33
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    So far good. I am still in the sling except at rest. I started PT but have to remain laying on my back while the therapist moves and stretches the arm. It moves but I am having a problem with the stiches in the front incision. They used a product called V-Loc. It is a barbed stitch material. When it pulls it feels like a thorn bush or barbed wire fence being pulled through the skin. I'll be glad when it is out or dissolved.
    If you think about what was done in this surgery, you have to ask "how do they come up with this". I wonder if the MD also has an engineer degree.
    It amounts to taking the pectoralis major off my upper arm, attacking a doner tendon, passing it through my body, drilling a hole in my shoulder blade and attaching it to hold my shoulder blade in place. All of this gives me the best chance it be able to use my arm and hold my shoulder up to keep me in balance.
    Amazing that it is even thought of. I still have a way to go to get stronger and more movement but it is possible now to get th.
    Last edited by jackieg412; 05-13-2016 at 04:00 PM.
    T10-pelvis fusion 12/08
    Fractured t-9 six days out of surgery
    C5,6,7 fusion 9/10
    PJK at t-9
    T2--T10 fusion 2/11
    Removal of left side t6-t10. 8/14
    C 4-5 fusion 11/14
    Right scapulectomy 6/15
    Right pectoralis major muscle transfer to scapula
    To replace the action of Serratus Anterior muscle 3/16

  4. #34
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    Jackie....

    I had a similar procedure done on one of my ankles when I was in my 20s.

    --Linda
    Never argue with an idiot. They always drag you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience. --Dilbert
    I'm sarcastic... what's your super power? --Unknown
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    Surgery 1/20/11 A/P fusion L2-sacrum w/pelvic fixation
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  5. #35
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    Linda I am in the process of copying the reports and will mail them soon
    T10-pelvis fusion 12/08
    Fractured t-9 six days out of surgery
    C5,6,7 fusion 9/10
    PJK at t-9
    T2--T10 fusion 2/11
    Removal of left side t6-t10. 8/14
    C 4-5 fusion 11/14
    Right scapulectomy 6/15
    Right pectoralis major muscle transfer to scapula
    To replace the action of Serratus Anterior muscle 3/16

  6. #36
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    So far I am doing well . However I developed a staph infection on my back. With aggressive treatment it is getting better. It is not near the surgical site but on the area of my skin were I reacted to the dressing from the surgery. How dangerous are these types of infections? I know staph bacteria live all over our skin and are usually not a problem. This is high up on my back in an area that I can't reach and would always be covered by at least 2 shirts. We just got warmer here so I would have also had a jacket on while outside. It is a hard place to injure but possible. Does anyone know how dangerous this is to implants and this grafted tendon?. I am in treatment and after 10 days there is improvement.
    T10-pelvis fusion 12/08
    Fractured t-9 six days out of surgery
    C5,6,7 fusion 9/10
    PJK at t-9
    T2--T10 fusion 2/11
    Removal of left side t6-t10. 8/14
    C 4-5 fusion 11/14
    Right scapulectomy 6/15
    Right pectoralis major muscle transfer to scapula
    To replace the action of Serratus Anterior muscle 3/16

  7. #37
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    Well I just started back with PT. Now we are trying to get the scapula to move closer to the spine. According to the PT the right scapula is up 2 ribs higher than the left. The opinions very but the surgeon thinks my ribs are lower on the right side. However since the muscle transfer I have much more stability in the shoulder blade that makes the shoulder and arm movement more stable. Could this be successful? I thInk so but remain guarded as I try to regain arm movement. Another slow process.
    T10-pelvis fusion 12/08
    Fractured t-9 six days out of surgery
    C5,6,7 fusion 9/10
    PJK at t-9
    T2--T10 fusion 2/11
    Removal of left side t6-t10. 8/14
    C 4-5 fusion 11/14
    Right scapulectomy 6/15
    Right pectoralis major muscle transfer to scapula
    To replace the action of Serratus Anterior muscle 3/16

  8. #38
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    Well I just returned from my visit to the university of Chicago hospital. The muscle transfer is a complete success. It is doing fantastic. This last month I had huge gains in the ability to move my arm and shoulder. There is minimal discomfort. Getting stronger every day. Yes! Yes! Yes!
    T10-pelvis fusion 12/08
    Fractured t-9 six days out of surgery
    C5,6,7 fusion 9/10
    PJK at t-9
    T2--T10 fusion 2/11
    Removal of left side t6-t10. 8/14
    C 4-5 fusion 11/14
    Right scapulectomy 6/15
    Right pectoralis major muscle transfer to scapula
    To replace the action of Serratus Anterior muscle 3/16

  9. #39
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    Glad you are doing well and getting stronger!
    Karen

    Surgery-Jan. 5, 2011-Dr. Lenke
    Fusion T-4-sacrum-2 cages/5 osteotomies
    70 degree thoracolumbar corrected to 25
    Rib Hump-GONE!
    Age-60 at the time of surgery
    Now 66
    Avid Golfer & Tap Dancer
    Retired Kdgn. Teacher

    See photobucket link for:
    Video of my 1st Day of Golf Post-Op-3/02/12-Bradenton, FL
    Before and After Picture of back 1/7/11
    tap dancing picture at 10 mos. post op 11/11/11-I'm the one on the right.
    http://s1119.photobucket.com/albums/k630/pottoff2/

  10. #40
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    Very good to hear!
    Never argue with an idiot. They always drag you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience. --Dilbert
    I'm sarcastic... what's your super power? --Unknown
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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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  11. #41
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    This is great news Jackie!

    Your almost ready to get on the professional arm wrestling circuit. (smiley face)

    You have had some very specialized orthopedic procedures done for sure....

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 59, 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

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