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    Kathy, I remember when you were done, but I had...

    Kathy, I remember when you were done, but I had to go back and look at your x-rays in your first post. You had a mild S curve, but you had a decent sized spondylolisthesis (slippage) in your lower...
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    Bone growth speed, and bone quality or integrity...

    Bone growth speed, and bone quality or integrity are things that we think about and of course the scientists at implant companies constantly think about this....because it's worth a LOT of money and...
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    Thats correct. There are different procedures...

    Thats correct.

    There are different procedures for doing this. Some are easier, and some can get quite involved.

    For Spinal Cord Stenosis, Laminectomy procedures from the back, Discectomy...
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    Find the disc herniation in the diagram. Disc...

    Find the disc herniation in the diagram. Disc herniations can herniate to the left or right of the spinal cord, they can also extrude into the spinal cord. If it herniates to the left side, chances...
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    I have attached a diagram below that shows what...

    I have attached a diagram below that shows what happens when we age. Stenosis or narrowing of the spinal cord and or nerves that exit the spine from the side. (look at the red areas) Osteoarthritis,...
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    20-30 years ago there were not too many qualified...

    20-30 years ago there were not too many qualified scoliosis surgeons....and "if" you are going to do extreme spine surgery you really do want to have the best trained surgeon.... The thing is that...
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    Stenosis is a narrowing of any area of the body....

    Stenosis is a narrowing of any area of the body. The way to fix stenosis is to clear that area and make room.

    The actual process of fusing the spine doesn't have anything to do with clearing an...
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    First MRI Scanner

    MRI technology took the efforts of a lot of people, pioneers, over many years, and from all over the world.

    Of course I wonder about how and when certain devices and techniques evolved. In this...
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    Questions and Answers in MRI

    The a material is "nonmagnetic" what we really mean is that it is not ferromagnetic. All materials are affected to some degree when a magnetic field is applied.
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    Surgeons will pick different metals or materials...

    Surgeons will pick different metals or materials for different reasons....

    Most sites will state "Titanium" is MRI able. The truth is that CT and MRI optical clarity depends on the "alloy" or...
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    I hope you can keep it at bay until the...

    I hope you can keep it at bay until the surgeries......Let us know

    Eddie Van Halen passed away today....
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    Yes. Concern. (smug face) I would imagine it...

    Yes. Concern. (smug face)

    I would imagine it would eliminate confusion having the blood tests done at Rush.

    When Crystal was in Med school many years ago, she told me that Histology and...
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    Jackie, I would definitely have that red spot...

    Jackie, I would definitely have that red spot looked at as soon as possible....not sure what they can do, but your spine or neuro surgeons also need to know about this....they might order some new...
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    Yes, this is true. But if there is a chance at...

    Yes, this is true. But if there is a chance at living better with less pain, you have to believe, and you have to have faith. I never thought I could be fixed with all the pain I was in, let's face...
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    They can anodize titanium with an electrolytic...

    They can anodize titanium with an electrolytic process. Similar to anodizing aluminums. Some of it is penetrating, and can offer anti-galling and surface fatigue strength. Anodizing offers protection...
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    It's hard to say, yes and no. Some can place...

    It's hard to say, yes and no. Some can place blame on hardware, especially when rods break and stick out of the body. But then you have to ask why that happened. Chances are that it's not the fault...
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    You can go through the Zimmer site and other...

    You can go through the Zimmer site and other sites and they will state that MRI and CT around implant materials can produce optical distortion. They even state this with some of the Titanium...
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    11 years ago, in 2009, Dr Boachie did a...

    11 years ago, in 2009, Dr Boachie did a presentation at HSS on Adult scoliosis, DDD, stenosis etc...He does mention about problems that arise when stopping short under fusion masses. Dr Boachie is...
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    Dr Geck will be able to tell you. We can have...

    Dr Geck will be able to tell you.

    We can have other disease, or diseases that can exasperate scoliosis or back pain. Cancer is a good example. Kidney and gall stones also take scoliosis pain to...
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    He is a good surgeon....and also a compassionate...

    He is a good surgeon....and also a compassionate one with Spinehope....

    When your paralyzed patients show up after 8 hours in a wheelbarrow for scoliosis surgery, this is a hard thing to ignore....
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    Yes, fully recovered. I was 90% recovered in...

    Yes, fully recovered.

    I was 90% recovered in a year. The 2nd year was the soft tissue recovery year, that was the final 10%. It was a 2 year recovery at age 50. Also had a few other surgeries...
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    All better now! (smiley face) However, e-mail...

    All better now! (smiley face)

    However, e-mail is best...

    Ed
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    Age 29, 65 days post, and complaining about your...

    Age 29, 65 days post, and complaining about your knee....I guess after major spine surgery, knee pain is a good thing.

    I want to ask what percentage you think you are at right now....even though...
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    Tina, try looking on You tube.... Also, if a...

    Tina, try looking on You tube....

    Also, if a table is needed, you might want to find one. I have had to buy devices (stretching chairs, arch tables, etc) in the past.
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    Well, it's not so much about the weight ... it's...

    Well, it's not so much about the weight ... it's more of a balancing of your biochemical makeup to promote arthrodesis or fusion. Also, the ability to fight off infections, and heal. (in a nutshell)...
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