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  1. #31
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    Feb 2005
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    Carson City, Nv
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackieg412 View Post
    Yes the osteotomy is a big surgery. By the right surgeon it can go very well. I had a two vertebrae osteotomy of C7, T1 last October.. It is still sore but worked to lift my head. Good luck on making your choice.
    Good for you Jackie!

    Man---your signature is something else! Looks like you've had your share of--EVERYTHING!

    I think I will only "consider" the ALIF for now, as I need to have it done locally, and think it's a "safer" option too. Grrr... I forgot the name of the colleague Dr Fry recommended, so I'll have to get his name when I go for the CT results and research his credentials. This is why it makes sense to have someone with you at these appointments. I miss having my husband around in these situations...
    Singing the Blues
    Female 1951
    A/P Surgery Oct 13th & 17th '05, from T7-L5, 46 degree curve reduced to 19 degrees. Rib hump almost gone, but I have flatback. Thought it was "normal" and I would improve over time. I developed kyphosis above the surgical area. Had surgery with Dr Menmuir in Reno, Nv on October 13, 2010.
    Today I am still plagued with flatback, and will finally go see my original surgeon and ask the hard questions. He never seemed to want to address it on previous visits.

  2. #32
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    Dec 2008
    Location
    illinois
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    Good luck in your scoliosis journey. The road can be challenging for sure.
    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
    Osteotomy

  3. #33
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    Feb 2005
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackieg412 View Post
    Good luck in your scoliosis journey. The road can be challenging for sure.
    Thanks Jackie.

    Haven't been contacted for the CT scan yet, and I'm thinking any possible surgery would be Spring-ish, as COVID is straining resources right now anyway. We'll see if I survive another winter!
    Singing the Blues
    Female 1951
    A/P Surgery Oct 13th & 17th '05, from T7-L5, 46 degree curve reduced to 19 degrees. Rib hump almost gone, but I have flatback. Thought it was "normal" and I would improve over time. I developed kyphosis above the surgical area. Had surgery with Dr Menmuir in Reno, Nv on October 13, 2010.
    Today I am still plagued with flatback, and will finally go see my original surgeon and ask the hard questions. He never seemed to want to address it on previous visits.

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