The local doctor I went to for my 6 months told me the same. He saw fusion in spots but they really can't see it in thoracic area due to other organs--lungs, etc. in the way. That's the area I'm most concerned about too since that was spot with the biggest curve. Hope that helps. Janet
61 years old--57 for surgery
Diagnosed in 1965 at age of 13--no brace
Thoracic Curve: 96 degrees to 35 degrees
Lumbar Curve: 63 degrees to 5 degrees
Surgery with Dr. Lenke in St. Louis--March 30, 2009
T-2 to Pelvis, and hopefully all posterior procedure.
All was posterior along with 2 cages and 6 osteotomies.