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Thread: Surgery with Dr. Lenke

  1. #721
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Yacolt, WA
    Doreen, sending you healing wishes. I broke 4 rods and the replacement was so much less traumatic than the initial fix. You are in great shape, so you will do well.
    Adult Onset Degen Scoliosis @65, 25* T & 36* L w/ 11.2 cm coronal balance; T kyphosis 90*; Sev disc degen T & L stenosis

    2013: T3- S1 Fusion w/ ALIF L4-S1/XLIF L2-4, PSF T4-S1 2 surgeries
    2014: Hernia @ ALIF repaired; Emergency screw removal SCI T4,5 sec to PJK
    2015: Rev Broken Bil T & L rods and no fusion: 2 revision surgeries; hardware P. Acnes infection
    2016: Ant/Lat Lumbar diskectomy w/ 4 cages + BMP + harvested bone
    2018: Removal L4,5 screw
    2021: Removal T1 screw & rod

  2. #722
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    I hope all goes well on Wednesday. We will be thinking of you.
    T10-pelvis fusion 12/08
    C5,6,7 fusion 9/10
    T2--T10 fusion 2/11
    C 4-5 fusion 11/14
    Right scapulectomy 6/15
    Right pectoralis major muscle transfer to scapula
    To replace the action of Serratus Anterior muscle 3/16
    Broken neck 9/28/2018
    Emergency surgery posterior fusion C4- T3
    Repeated 11/2018 because rods pulled apart added T2 fusion
    Removal of partial right thoracic hardware 1/2020
    Removal and replacement of C4-T10 hardware with C7 and T 1

  3. #723
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Ukiah CA
    Doreen good luck tomorrow
    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    Before 50T
    After 20T

  4. #724
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Sioux City, Iowa

    Revision OK?

    Hi, Doreen. I've been thinking of you & I hope that your revision surgery went OK and that you are recovering well.

    If you get a chance, let us all know how you are doing.

    Decompression surgery L4/L5
    April 3, 2015
    Twin Cities Spine Center - Dr. Joseph Perra
    Fused from T11 - Sacrum anterior/posterior
    June 24, 2016 - 55 years old at surgery
    Twin Cities Spine Center - Dr. Joseph Perra
    Before Surgery: 42 degrees lumbar, 28 degrees thoracic
    After Surgery: 10 degrees lumbar, ?? Thoracic
    2 inches taller

  5. #725
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    I believe I did see Doreen in the waiting room at Dr. Lenkes office in NYC while I was there on my Feb. 21st visit. I was leaving out with my husband and think it was her sitting in the waiting room. I read some of here Bionic Blog and remember her picture from that. I would have spoke but I was pretty upset leaving after hearing about surgery.

    Age: 42: with 42* Lumbar, 32* Thoracic.
    Diagnosed with Adolescent Scoliosis @ 12 y.o. Thoracolumbar curve was around 28*
    Wore Boston Brace 2 -3 yrs

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