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  1. #1
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    Red face 4 Month post op today

    My son had his 4month post op With Dr. Bridwell today , all went well. He does still want my son to use walker for any distance walking but for short walks in house or school he can go without. He said at May appt they will do the pics for scans to see if bone is fusing. I attached some before and after xrays he had taken , I havent done this before so not sure its working? LOL
    Thanks and have a great day !
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    Kelly
    mom of Cameren 12 yrs. old
    Chiari,retroflex odontoid,syringomyelia,scoliosis
    Chiari decompressions 6/2005,5/2006
    Syringopleural shunt 6/2009
    Boston Braced off & on 6.5yrs
    scoliosis surgery- 9/15/10 T4-L4 Dr. Bridwell
    Fell & broke finger,surgery 3/2011

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    Fabulous correction! Super job.

    Glad he is recovering well.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Looking good!
    Son 14 y/o diagnosed January 20th. 2011 with 110* Curve
    Halo Traction & 1st. surgery on March 22nd. 2011
    Spinal Fusion on April 19th. 2011

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    Wow, what a difference in those x-rays, Kelly! I'm glad that Cam is doing so well. Just curious, what does Dr. Bridwell use to see bone fusion? x-rays or a different technology? I am headed to St. Louis tomorrow for my 6 month!
    Kathy
    46 yrs at surgery, now 50
    71 degree thoracolumbar curve corrected to 34 degrees
    8/2/2010 surgery with Dr. Lenke

    posterior T9 to sacrum with pelvic fixation

    4 osteotomies and 1 cage
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    Thanks everyone... Kath to bad we missed you by a day or two! Funny how we think alike I asked him too about the fusion just xray but apparently its different then what they take the other ones with?
    My son and I were so excited to wean down some on the walker I forgot to ask questions about Physical therapy,bending , weight restrictions LOL and I forgot to give Bernie my email she took a pic of Cam & doctor I was going to post..
    Kelly
    mom of Cameren 12 yrs. old
    Chiari,retroflex odontoid,syringomyelia,scoliosis
    Chiari decompressions 6/2005,5/2006
    Syringopleural shunt 6/2009
    Boston Braced off & on 6.5yrs
    scoliosis surgery- 9/15/10 T4-L4 Dr. Bridwell
    Fell & broke finger,surgery 3/2011

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    Kelly- That's awesome! Great correction and I'm glad things are going so well for Cam! Happy that he can reduce the walker. I emailed Bernie today because I went to the dentist and had my teeth cleaned and I had to do a high dose of amoxicillin one hour before my appt. All that metal apparently can attract bacteria.... I go back Feb 28 for my 6 month.
    Age 56
    Wore a Milwaukee Brace for 3 years in hs
    Fused L4-S1 for high grade spondylolisthesis Jan '09 in Indy
    Thoracic 68
    Surgery Aug 31, 2010 T3 to L1
    Dr Bridwell St Louis
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    Great correction!!!!
    Karen

    Surgery-Jan. 5, 2011-Dr. Lenke
    Fusion T-4-sacrum-2 cages/5 osteotomies
    70 degree thoracolumbar corrected to 25
    Rib Hump-GONE!
    Age-60 at the time of surgery
    Now 66
    Avid Golfer & Tap Dancer
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    Before and After Picture of back 1/7/11
    tap dancing picture at 10 mos. post op 11/11/11-I'm the one on the right.
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