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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2005

    Ian update

    Just wanted to give a brief update on Ian. Ian began serial casting at 43 degrees with Dr. Khoury at Shriners Hospital for Children in Erie, PA who used Mehta's technique for casting. He wore a total of 8 POP jackets and a modified TLSO brace (molded exactly like his casts with the same mushroom cutouts) for an additional 4 months. In total he spent 22 months in casts & a brace. We stopped bracing in September as he was doing so well. We just had his latest x-rays sent up to Shriners and the good news is that he is now 3 degrees and that is after 3 months of no additional support! We couldn't be happier!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Ottawa, Canada
    That is wonderful. You must be so happy.
    Ruth, 50 years old (s-shaped 30 degree scoliosis) with degenerative disc disease, married to Mike. Mother to two children - Son 18 and daughter 14. Both have idiopathic scoliosis. Son (T38, L29) has not needed surgery to date. Daughter (March 08 - T62, L63).

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    NJ across from NYC
    That is terrific news! Let's hope it continues in that path. Happy Holidays!
    1981 Surgery with Harrington Rod; fused from T2 to L3 - Dr.Keim (at 26 years old)
    2000 Partial Rod Removal
    2001 Right Scapular Resection
    12/07/2010 Surgical stabilization L3 through sacrum with revision harrington rod instrumentation, interbody fusion and pre-sacral fusion L5-S1 - Dr. Boachie (at 56 years old)
    06/11/14 - Posterior cervical fusion C3 - T3 (Mountaineer System) due to severely arthritic joints - Dr. Patrick O'Leary (at age 59)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Woohoo for Ian. Great correction and amazing results. Thanks for sharing.
    mom to Kara, idiopathic scoliosis, Blake 19, GERD and Braydon 14, VACTERL, GERD, DGE, VEPTR #137, thoracic insufficiency, rib anomalies, congenital scoliosis, missing coccyx, fatty filum/TC, anal stenosis, horseshoe kidney, dbl ureter in left kidney, ureterocele, kidney reflux, neurogenic bladder, bilateral hip dysplasia, right leg/foot dyplasia, tibial torsion, clubfoot with 8 toes, pes cavus, single umblilical artery, etc.

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