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Thread: Ribs (not bbq ones)

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    Ribs (not bbq ones)

    Hey folks, I have a question some of you might be able to help me with.

    My rib cage is kinda large in circumferance, but I am unsure whether this is part of the rotation of my thoracic spine. It doesn't look that bad because my torso is dropped down, but I am thinking if I get my spine straightened, the ribs might protrude out alot and I dont want that to happen ! Should I bring this up with my surgeon or just let it be?

    Has anyone had any expereince with this?

    Yours twistedly,

    Jimbo
    45L/40T
    Surgery 25/1/2010
    Australia

    Knowthyself

    Scoliosis Corrected 25/1/2010 by Dr Angus Gray, Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Sydney. Fused T3-L4.

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    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Adelaide, Australia
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    Hi Jimbo,
    Personally, i think if you have any uncertainties (sp?) in regards to your surgery and how you would look after, that you should take it up to your surgeon. My surgeon told me to call anytime i had a question, regardless of how silly i thought it may be. Good luck!
    Vali
    44 years young! now 45
    Surgery - June 1st, 2009
    Dr David Hall - Adelaide Spine Clinic
    St. Andrews Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia
    Pre-op curve - 58 degree lumbar
    Post -op - 5 degrees
    T11 - S1 Posterior
    L4/5 - L5/S1 Anterior Fusion

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