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  1. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/1606...

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160630145620.htm

    The risk of blindness caused by spinal fusion, one of the most common surgeries performed in the U.S., has dropped almost three-fold...
  2. https://www.google.com/search?q=blindness+after+ba...

    https://www.google.com/search?q=blindness+after+back+surgery&oq=blindness+after+back+surgery&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i22i30l2j0i10i22i30j0i390l3.7839j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
  3. Linda can answer your questions. In re...

    Linda can answer your questions. In re blindness, she can correct me if I am wrong but I think that is due to incorrect or prolonged positioning in the prone position.
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    The main problem continues to be that researchers...

    The main problem continues to be that researchers have to measure something objective (like whether a Cobb is >49* with less than 25% growth remaining) versus what patients and parents really need to...
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    I did not need surgery. I had a compression...

    I did not need surgery. I had a compression fracture of L3. Just time.
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    That was extremely poor planning on my part not...

    That was extremely poor planning on my part not overlapping the knee surgery with the broken back recovery.

    I was in denial.
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    I was not bedridden but was very limited in...

    I was not bedridden but was very limited in mobility for weeks. After a few weeks i was able to go to the barn to watch my young horse being trained.

    I was out of the saddle 12 weeks for that. I...
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    I broke my back a year ago and couldn't work out...

    I broke my back a year ago and couldn't work out with my personal trainer. I lost much of my muscle in a month or so.
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    As far as I know, humans (and horses) start...

    As far as I know, humans (and horses) start losing muscle after disuse at 10-14 days.
  10. I agree with Linda both about how most kids move...

    I agree with Linda both about how most kids move past scoliosis after treatment and that you are handling your case expertly. I admire you, Scoliatic.

    Most cases are AIS and you are EOS. Even...
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    Kara I am really sorry to her this. My one...

    Kara I am really sorry to her this. My one daughter was told essentially the same thing although the brace she wears has solved her pain.

    Did you try a brace?

    If the brace didn't work she...
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    KARA! KARA! KARA! Thanks for updating us. ...

    KARA! KARA! KARA!

    Thanks for updating us. It sounds like you are doing interesting and important work.

    I always hope you come back here to tell us how you are doing. You are a surgery...
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    Hey I looked at your blog. That's a very nice...

    Hey I looked at your blog. That's a very nice resource for scoliosis.

    The other thing I want to mention and Linda can confirm or deny is that you have a time window to address these peripheral...
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    Does your surgeon answer email questions? This...

    Does your surgeon answer email questions?

    This response sounds to me like they are using a hyper technical correct statement to avoid what is widely known and what appears to be obviously...
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    Oh hey sorry about losing the story line there! ...

    Oh hey sorry about losing the story line there! Yes high school. :-)

    It must be hard trying to learn under these conditions but it can be done. My colleague's daughter managed to complete a...
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    Great news, Concerneddad! I feel so bad for...

    Great news, Concerneddad!

    I feel so bad for kids entering college/grad school during the pandemic.

    Has your daughter picked a major? It's early yet.
  17. Thread: It's About Time

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    We lived in Canada for three years as US expats. ...

    We lived in Canada for three years as US expats. I knew a couple who moved to Canada from South Africa several years earlier. The husband is a doctor. After all the necessary credentialing, he was...
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    linzlu28, I like the way you approach these...

    linzlu28, I like the way you approach these subjects. I suspect you have some science training.

    In re complications, specifically infection, last I knew that was correlated with institution, not...
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    That's a really great listing of pros and cons. ...

    That's a really great listing of pros and cons.

    Some further things that may help you decide include:

    1. Incidence of blood-bourne pathogens from blood bank blood. If the answer is zero...
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    Hi. I recently had a knee radiograph (small...

    Hi. I recently had a knee radiograph (small meniscus tear) and was told my knee cap was offset. That sounds like maybe the same thing you are talking about. They told me I was likely born that way...
  21. Thread: Adult bracing?

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    The developers of the SpineCor brace eventually...

    The developers of the SpineCor brace eventually realized that they should be recommending exercise out of brace to avoid muscle atrophy. Maybe if you had a PT program that you did along with wearing...
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    It's possible I had it my whole life. Who knows.

    It's possible I had it my whole life. Who knows.
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    I don't think I mentioned it yet. It is really a...

    I don't think I mentioned it yet. It is really a different animal than what my daughters had. I think I read a lot of people my age have some small lumbar curve so it is not remarkable at all. I...
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    Intense focused pain. I still have...

    Intense focused pain. I still have pain/stiffness issues though I assume it is healed.



    LOL! Always a card!



    I need a strong flexible lumbar to ride my very large young mare. You have...
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    Wow congrats to your daughter on getting through...

    Wow congrats to your daughter on getting through treatment successfully and getting ranked in the state! Super.

    Was the latest measurement taken early in the morning? That is usually the...
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