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Thread: My 15 inch. scar

  1. #1
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    My 15 inch. scar

    yep 15 inches, abit crooked here and there but overall pretty neat huh
    ~Wanda~
    Age: 18
    40TL curve pre op
    Posterior Spinal Fusion with Dr. Pablo Marrero
    San Jorge Children's Hospital in Puerto Rico
    June 7, 2006
    post op curve: 16

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    ~Wanda~
    Age: 18
    40TL curve pre op
    Posterior Spinal Fusion with Dr. Pablo Marrero
    San Jorge Children's Hospital in Puerto Rico
    June 7, 2006
    post op curve: 16

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    That's a pretty long scar. Where were you fused from and how long ago did you have your surgery?

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    Your back looks beautiful!!! I wish mine looked like yours! I think that is one of the biggest differences (besides recovery time) with having the surgery done at an earlier age. You get a much better look than us who are just now having it done in our late 40's & 50's.
    Theresa

    April 8 & 12, 2004 - Anterior/Posterior surgery 15 hours & 7 hours
    Thorasic - 79 degree down to 22
    Lumbar - 44 degree down to 18
    Fused T2 to sacrum
    June 2, 2005 - Pedicle subtraction osteotomy @L3 7 hours
    MAY 21, 2007 - Pedicle subtraction osteotomy @ L2, extended the fusion to S2 and added pelvic instrumentation 9 hours

    FUSED T2 - SACRUM 2

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    ScoliGal,

    Your scar looks good but your back looks great! It looks perfect.

    Kindest Regards,
    Gail

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    Thank you everyone! I had my surgery on June 7, 2006 and I believe I was fused from T4 -L4 but im not too sure i forgot, ill ask my doctor again, my next appt. is aug 10.
    ~Wanda~
    Age: 18
    40TL curve pre op
    Posterior Spinal Fusion with Dr. Pablo Marrero
    San Jorge Children's Hospital in Puerto Rico
    June 7, 2006
    post op curve: 16

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    My daughter is fused from T3-L2 and her scar is about 14 inches long. Her's runs from just below her neck to just below the waist band of her pants. Her fusion and scar length are almost exactly like yours.


    Mary Lou
    Mom to Jamie age 21-diagnosed at age 12-spinal fusion 12/7/2004-fused from T3-L2; and Tracy age 19, mild Scoliosis-diagnosed at age 18.

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    Wow!

    Your scar looks really well healed! My son had his surgery on July 10, so you are about a month ahead of him, but it gives up hope for the future that his will look pretty good soon, too! Did you put anything on it? He was fused T3 - L4 and his scar is exactly 21 inches long.
    Laurie
    mom to Josh age 15, double curves 77T/55L Posterior spinal fusion done at age 13 on July 10, 2006 from T2 - L5 Now 35T/25L

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    Thanx, and no I haven't put anything on it.

    PS If you look carefully at the bottom of the scar it sort of looks like railroad tracks because I had staples yanked out. lol
    ~Wanda~
    Age: 18
    40TL curve pre op
    Posterior Spinal Fusion with Dr. Pablo Marrero
    San Jorge Children's Hospital in Puerto Rico
    June 7, 2006
    post op curve: 16

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    WOW.......it looks wonderful and almost exactly like mine. Isn't it amazing????
    Jenn
    37 y/o female
    60 degree lumbar
    45 degree thoracic
    1st time anterior/posterior surgery May 8th and 10th 2006
    T 5 to S 1
    NYC

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    wow, very nice! looks like it will heal up nicely!

    i have the same scar, and as crazy as it seems, i love it and dont want it to go away. But, my scar is covering up so well that with each passing day, it seems to disapear a bit more. It makes me really sad my scar is a part of me now. I dont want it to become almost invisible...

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    my scar is 14 inches long and looks just like yours! pretty neat..

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