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Thread: Car Accident 😳

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Long Island, New York

    Car Accident 😳

    In April I will have two years since fusion T3-sacrum. It's been great, pretty uneventful recovery, got a lot of flexibility back, not really very restricted compared to if I didn't have the surgery. I'm so happy I did it. That being said, last Thursday a young driver ran a red light, smashed into my passenger side going pretty fast, and my Jeep Wrangler flipped. Jeeps are made for this, my seatbelt clenched me in tight, and the Jeep righted itself after rolling. My greatest fear of course was rod breakage. Nope! Broke a bunch of ribs on the console, cuts and bruises, but my fusion and hardware is intact. Moral of the story? Buy a Jeep.
    2 sons, one Syracuse University graduate (working for the Mets now), one college sophomore, one great husband and two fabulous cats
    54 years old March 5
    AIS 45 degrees Thoracic at 14, Milwaukee brace for one year in 1977 then in 2012 I found Dr. Baron Lonner ❤️
    Surgery April 8 2015
    Presurgical curves T77 L66
    Post surgical T27 L22
    Fused T3-S1 pelvic fixation, osteotomies and all the other stuff but you know what? It's done...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Cathy, Glad to see your ok from this accident, itís not really what surgeons had in mind for testing out fusion integrity....

    Its nice to have a positive report on your scoliosis surgery....

    Flexibility, or lack of, is something that everybody doubts, but if there is anyone who believes you, its me.

    You have done well

    49 yr old male, now 61, the new 61...
    Pre surgery curves 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

    My x-rays

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2011

    What a relief

    I'm so happy for your good fortune. Thank you for sharing.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Waterloo, IL
    I am sorry to read about your broken ribs, but so glad your rods are intact!

    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.

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