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    Restrictions removed?

    Hey everyone, at what point after surgery were your restrictions removed? (Like lifting, bending, twisting, sports, driving, etc?) It seems to be a little different for everyone. Is it related to age at all? Are people who are older more restricted for longer, or does it just depend on the surgeon?

    Thanks!

    Kathryn

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    I think it's mostly the surgeon's decision, but mine were lifted at 3 months the first time and now at least 6 months to a year, as this surgeon is being more careful and I agree with him.
    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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    Hi...

    It depends on the surgeon and the patient, so you should check with your surgeon. Here are some general guidelines:

    http://www.scoliosislinks.com/PostSurgActivities.htm

    Regards,
    Linda

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    Hi Linda! Thank you that is exactly what I wanted! Thanks so much. I do have to say I found the "N/A" under "teenagers" for having sex kind of amusing...

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    So glad to have that list. Have been looking for that EVERYWHERE ! Anyone know how long before you can dance? Or how long in general for an adult to lift 25/50 lbs.?
    jsully

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