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Thread: surgery at 100 yrs old

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    surgery at 100 yrs old

    How old is too old? Knee replacment at 100?

    WOW!!!!!!

    If 80 is the new 50, then 50 is the new 30 and 18 isnt 21 lol

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28282424
    Last edited by titaniumed; 12-18-2008 at 05:32 PM.
    49 yr old male, now 61, the new 61...
    Pre surgery curves 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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    That is amazing. Good for her that it worked out so well. I don't know how many surgeons are willing to risk operating on someone that old.

    She seems like she's a feisty old girl enjoying life.
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    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

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    Yes it is! It really installs hope in the fact that if she can do it, so can we, and we are all younger than her!!!

    Maybe we should all get feisty!

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 61, the new 61...
    Pre surgery curves 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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    Hi Ed, I thought we were feisty! Sally
    Diagnosed with severe lumbar scoliosis at age 65.
    Posterior Fusion L2-S1 on 12/4/2007. age 67
    Anterior Fusion L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 on 12/19/2007
    Additional bone removed to decompress right side of L3-L4 & L4-L5 on 4/19/2010
    New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    Dr. Frank F. Rands735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/butterflyfive/

    "In God We Trust" Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.

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    Fusion late in life

    Hi Ed,

    Dr. Mermer (My Dr.) Told me he did fusion on a 93 year old man. I blurted out "why?" and he explained because he needed it and it improved his quality of life. I felt a bit foolish, who am I to judge? But I guess it is becoming more common to do surgery on older folks.

    I will send an E-mail to you later...

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