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  1. #1
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    How long was your surgery?

    And what procedures (anterior/posterior or both, thorascopy etc) did you have?

    Thanks.

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    Well, Hello again!

    My son had a posterior fusion from T4-L4, his surgery took approximately 4-4 1/2 hrs. We agreed with the dr. to not do a thoracoplasty as we wanted the surgery to be as minimally invasive as possible. No hip graft, bone was chipped directly from his spine to use for the fusion.

    Renee

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    Both, 11-1/2 hours.

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    I had a posterior fusion from T4-L2 with thorocoplasty that lasted just over 4 hours.

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    Six hour procedure...Posterior fusion T-9 to L-5.

    Kindest Regards,
    Gail

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    Anterior on February 9th, 14 hours.
    Posterior on February 16th, 10 hours.
    36 year old single mom of teens ages 14 & 15.
    Anterior/posterior spinal fusion on February 9th & 16th 2006 with Dr. Anthony Moreno who now has his own practice.
    Fused from T-3 to S-1 (sacrum)
    Curve pre-op = 70 degrees
    Curve post op = 20 degrees
    No pain anymore!!
    Google is your friend

    I am not a doctor and will never give medical advice. I will support and answer questions from personal experience only.

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    Anterior--8 hours
    posterior--6 hours

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    Posterior with a hip graft, fused from T5 to L2. Lasted a little over four hours.

    Second surgery just an hour to remove partial hardware.

    Third surgery a little over three hours to repair fusion, left rod and screws.
    Last edited by sweetness514; 05-22-2006 at 05:39 PM.
    35 y/old female from Montreal, Canada
    Diagnosed with scoliosis(double major) at age 12, wore Boston brace 4 years at least 23 hours a day-curve progressed
    Surgery age 26 for 60 degree curve in Oct. 1997 by Dr.Max Aebi-fused T5 to L2
    Surgery age 28 for a hook removal in Feb. 1999 by Dr.Max Aebi-pain free for 5 years
    Surgery age 34 in Dec.2005 for broken rod replacement, bigger screws and crosslinks added and pseudarthrosis(non union) by Dr. Jean Ouellet

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    oooh, I'm a little suprised that the surgery time for many of you is lot shorter than what I had imagined... That's very nice to know.

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    My first one was anterior (removal of rib and disks) and posterior, it took 14 hours.

    Four days later was posterior and another anterior (in the belly area to remove discs and fuse from the front). Some where in there was the hip graft, that took 8 hours.

    A year later posterior was 6 hours.
    Theresa

    April 8 & 12, 2004 - Anterior/Posterior surgery 15 hours & 7 hours
    Thorasic - 79 degree down to 22
    Lumbar - 44 degree down to 18
    Fused T2 to sacrum
    June 2, 2005 - Pedicle subtraction osteotomy @L3 7 hours
    MAY 21, 2007 - Pedicle subtraction osteotomy @ L2, extended the fusion to S2 and added pelvic instrumentation 9 hours

    FUSED T2 - SACRUM 2

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    My surgery was supposed to be 5 hrs. it was 8. I Was to be corrected from 49* lumbar to 23* maybe 20* if lucky. I got to 8* correction, well worth the extra 3 hrs. Also, was only to be in the hosp 5 days and that went to 8 days . Guess that is now my lucky #! (Posterior only surgery.) Suzy

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    Anterior four hours
    posterior two days later was expected to be six, but lasted eight hours
    Jenn
    37 y/o female
    60 degree lumbar
    45 degree thoracic
    1st time anterior/posterior surgery May 8th and 10th 2006
    T 5 to S 1
    NYC

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    Oct. 7 -- Thoracic anterior (endoscopically) 5 incisions thru ribs and one incision on iliac crest-- 4-5 hrs

    Oct. 10 -- Lumbar anterior -- abdominal incision and another incision on iliac crest --- 4-5 hrs.

    Oct. 13 -- Posterior T4-S1 -- insertion of hardware... long incision on back and YET another on the iliac crest... 8 hrs


    3 major surgeries within one week was almost too much in my opinion... I think i lost lots of brain cells with each use of anesthesia... and i didn't have that many to start with

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    Had A/P....15 hours
    SandyC

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    Posterior, T3-L3, 9 hrs.
    I'm Karin. I had surgery for my scoliosis on October 13, 2005, and am doing well! I formerly wore a providence brace and did PT for treatment.

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