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Thread: 16 years post A-P revision and doing well.

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    Smile 16 years post A-P revision and doing well.

    Haven't been on the forum in years. I do want to add, that at age 76, I am still pain free. Aging has taken place with the assortment of new disorders unrelated. Another old post talked about my bout with small bowel obstruction (2012) but that's history.

    Without the revision surgery at age 60 I certainly wouldn't have had the quality of life since then or maybe wouldn't have lived this long. I worked until age 68. Funny thing, people asked at the time of my revision if I would go on "disability". I was glad that wasn't the case.

    So, I say it was well worth it.
    Original scoliosis surgery 1956 T-4 to L-2 ~100 degree thoracic (triple)curves at age 14. NO hardware-lost correction.
    Anterior/posterior revision T-4 to Sacrum in 2002, age 60, by Dr. Boachie-Adjei @Hospital for Special Surgery, NY = 50% correction

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    Join Date
    May 2008
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    Karen

    We really missed you around here....Glad you are posting again. (and pain free also!)

    For those new readers, Karen was originally done by Dr Cobb in 1956. He was the one who came up with Cobb angles!

    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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