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  1. #1
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    Need Advice

    This is a great site for information. I had fusion when I was thirteen with herrington rod. Fused full thoracic. I am now 35. My back didn't give me any problems until after having a child. Now my back tends to ache on a daily basis. I just consulted a surgeon and planing on going in for revision in August. I am/ was very excited, just because I think he can make my back better in all ways, but worry after reading some stories on here! Dr. Ibrahim is the Doc, thru M$M orthopedics here in Chicago. He's going to remove old hardware, wire in new rod with kyphodic and lordoric bend, and move the old fusion to bring me back center. Remove some ribs, to fix the hump, etc... Am I crazy!
    Rhonda

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    Hi Rhonda...

    I don't want to undermine your confidence in Dr. Ibrahim, but I'd like to encourage you to think about getting a second opinion. Dr. Ibrahim appears to be specialized in pediatric spine, so I'm concerned about the number of revision surgeries he's done.

    Sorry if this upsets you.

    Regards,
    Linda

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