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Thread: Did Your Rib Hump Return?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Northern California

    Did Your Rib Hump Return?

    If you had scoliosis surgery WITHOUT thoracoplasty (removal of sections of ribs to reduce the rib hump), and your rib hump was smaller after surgery, has it become more prominent since surgery?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    new jersey
    Dear Linda,

    Hi....I was suppose to have a thoroplasty, but my surgeon got a terrific correction and he said I didn't need one...well after surgery my hump was non existence because of the swelling.....but as of today 2 months out ..I can see a rib hump...I'm also focusing on it....mind you, I see it as a sore spot..but others cannot see it at all...So I trusted my doctor as he knows what was best 4 me..I pleased and happy with the results..even with the slight hump.... clothes fit great and I can even wear tank tops ...

    Surgery June 28th 2004
    fused T4 -L3
    Hip graft
    Grown 1 1/2 inches
    25/o upper T 15/o
    53/o T 15/o
    37/o L 6/o
    Dr. Micheal Nuewirth
    New York City

    August 6, 2004
    Pulmonary Embolism
    complication from surgery

    January 2007 currently
    increasing pain at the T4/5
    point irratation heardwear

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