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    Bending by the hour....John Sarcona

    There is no specific "Kyphosis" area here on the forum....This story about John is a severe kyphosis

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/26/healt...ile/index.html

    Notice the neck x-ray at 1:14

    "If you just stay positive, and work through and deal with the pain of the situation, if you can just get through that, then there are going to be brighter days"

    John, you are a trooper!

    You made it.

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 60, 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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    Walking in a new body....

    Interview with Dr Lenke

    https://vimeo.com/296181534

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 60, 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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    Thanks for posting that, Ed. Lenke and all the surgeons have saved the mental and physical lives of so many people. We don't think of orthopedic surgeons saving lives but they do.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
    Answer: Medicine


    "We are all African."

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    Yeah, they do. Dr Lenke is a master of spine deformity. John is also a master of spine deformity. 17 surgeries by age 17. That kid is tough, no doubt. How these kids handle that much anesthesia is beyond me.

    We need a cure...."CURES, NOT CARE" Larry Ellision thinks 25 years.....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6cn4NRmT8M

    You know that there is plenty of money available. There is $365 Billion available in The Giving Pledge
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Giving_Pledge

    Can we dream about a massive Neuro, Biochem, Spine and Cancer complex? I am talking the size of Disneyland. The Los Alamos of Neuroscience. A state of the art research center that would include everything it takes to produce cures for all diseases. Anyone and everyone that would be part of the process, grouped together, communicating together, living together, working together. It needs its own airport, and housing. In the past before SRS, it was select surgeons experimenting with ideas. Dr Cotrel and others traveled the world gathering information, trying not to repeat mistakes. Granted we came a long way in the last 70 years with spine, slowly, it seems that we keep repeating mistakes. Rods and tethers are not the future. We need to skip forward and think about how and why neuro science is going to solve much of our diseases. Scoliosis is central nervous system disease!

    The best students should not be burdened with debt. Its huge for doctors....and a huge long term gamble for young specialists. They should be paid for performance. We need an about face on this subject matter. It will attract the best from all over the world and we need to address this right away!

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 60, 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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