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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
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    I would like to hear from you

    I would like to hear from you concerning your x-rays. Does your ortho require you to remove your brace for a certain amount of time prior to your x-rays?

    Thank you,
    Mom of 13 year old son with scoliosis

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
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    30
    Hello,

    I am getting my brace on the 28th of June and I have received instructions of:

    check up with xrays in the brace one month after getting it.

    check up with xrays every other appt. and I will take it off the night before and go in and get xrays.


    Hope this helps,

    Ellie
    Minnesota Brace
    Curves: 27T/32L
    ~ ~

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Maryland
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    For me, I had an x-ray at every appointment with my orthopedist, with my brace on (I wore it 23 hrs/day).
    When I began taking it off more and more to finally be finished with it, then my doctor would have me take it off for x hours beforehand and if the x-ray was good, I could leave it off for x hours a day from then on, etc with more hours off before for the next appointment.

    AZ

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
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    Thank you so much for responding to me. My son's doctor x-rays him with his brace off; however, I took him for a second opinion sometime back and that doctor x-rays with the brace on. He also stated that he would like for him to come back in three months with him brace off 24 hours prior to his appointment. I just wondered what other doctors required.

    Thank you,
    Mom of 13 year old son with scoliosis

  5. #5
    Mary Lou Guest
    My daughter's doctor x-rays her in the brace. I asked her to x-ray her without the brace and she basically said no. She said we will x-ray out of the brace at the next appointment, but she didn't give us any instructions like some of you have received.

    Mary Lou

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
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    Northshore, suburbs near Chicago
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    I was always x-rayed without my brace, but there was no amount of time that it had to be off for before hand.
    Charlotte

    48 degree upper curve
    L2 to T4
    Braced for 4 years
    Surgery 2/4/04

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    60
    At the shriners' hospital in st. louis, i have been xrayed with my brace on and I believe I have also had it off.
    ~~Rebecca, 15 years old, 10th grade~~
    I was braced for 2 years and 4 months
    I went through 3 Boston Braces
    Original curve~34*
    Curve in 1st Brace~9*
    Curve in 2nd Brace~14*
    Curve in 3rd Brace~27*
    Curve after bracing~34*

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