We're back!

DD17 had fusion T3-L2 in 2014. We've had regular check ins with our surgeon. But now I'm not sure all is well. Am waiting a follow up call after receiving latest radiology report.

Post op she was corrected from 60+ degrees thoracic to 15 degrees in July 2014
December 2015 she was 18 degrees, and they said don't worry. Margin of error. Also 4mm pelvic lift
June 2016: 20 degrees,possible problem with screws, possible loosening. 7mm pelvic lift, up from 4mm 6 months ago

She is in no discomfort at all.

"Some a lucency again identified around the pedicle screw on the left T3 and around the pedicle screw on the right at T5 suggesting some loosening. There may be very subtle lucency involving the other pedicle screws, better seen on the lateral projected views. Hardware otherwise appears stable without evidence of loosening."


It seems to me something has gone wrong. There should be no curve progression. Note the radiologist says "Again" regarding the lucency, but that was NOT mentioned in the radiologist report from December.

She had very small pedicles for unknown reason, the surgeon told us after surgery, which altered how he did her screws. There was no choice.

Talk me off the ledge!