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    Computer animation of scoliosis surgery

    Thought I would share this with anyone interested. It's a great computer animation of how the surgeons attach the instrumentation and manipulate the spine into a straighter position.

    It is all graphics, no real photos or blood and guts.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGCGr...eature=related
    Last edited by johnsonbunch; 07-30-2009 at 09:37 AM.
    Sandy

    Thoracic curve was 55 degrees, now 30
    Lumbar curve was 68 degrees, now 26
    Rib rotation was 17 degrees, now 0
    Degenerated discs and sacral arthritic spurs, plus significant spondylosis
    Fused 8/13/09 at age 43 from T-9 to pelvis with iliac screws anchoring hardware to the pelvis, plus osteomies by Drs. Anthony Moreno and Geoff Cronen, Tampa, FL

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    Computer Animation

    Sandy,

    Thank you for sharing that video. I have seen a video of part of an actual surgery where some things make you quesy but this is much better.
    Rzbud

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    Wow...thanks for sharing that, I was curious to know kinda what they did.
    .: St@ci :.
    28 years old
    Mama to two daughters
    Diagnosed at 12 with double curves.
    No treatment.
    Decided on surgery 16 years later.
    Thoracic curve - 65
    Lumbar curve- 63
    Surgery was on January 15, 2009.
    Fused T2-L3
    No more curves now!

    Happier now than ever!
    http://www.lifeiscrooked.blogspot.com

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    Sandy

    That's a great video. It shows how the rotation of the vertebrae is corrected with the 6 inch extensions on top of the screws. Something that was nearly impossible till the pedicle screw was invented.

    Nice find
    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 62, the new 63...
    Pre surgery curves T70,L70
    ALIF/PSA T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    Yeah I saw that one a few months ago, it's in my favorites! I have like almost 400 favorites! LOL
    It is sooooo cool!!! One of the best I've seen but I will caution you in the related videos there are ones that show REAL FOOTAGE from surgery and are not animated. If that kind of stuff bothers you click out of the screen or open another tab. When I watched the real thing it sent shivers down my curvy spine!

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    Thumbs up

    Thanks for sharing that link Sandy. I have a few friends, that have asked "How do they do that" after seeing my hardware x-rays, but are queasy to watch the real thing on the net. I'm sure this wll be much kinder to their stomachs.
    Vali
    44 years young! now 45
    Surgery - June 1st, 2009
    Dr David Hall - Adelaide Spine Clinic
    St. Andrews Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia
    Pre-op curve - 58 degree lumbar
    Post -op - 5 degrees
    T11 - S1 Posterior
    L4/5 - L5/S1 Anterior Fusion

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    Yeah, I can handle the real videos somewhat, but my husband and kids cannot. So, it was nice to find an animation that can be shared without the "ew" factor.
    Sandy

    Thoracic curve was 55 degrees, now 30
    Lumbar curve was 68 degrees, now 26
    Rib rotation was 17 degrees, now 0
    Degenerated discs and sacral arthritic spurs, plus significant spondylosis
    Fused 8/13/09 at age 43 from T-9 to pelvis with iliac screws anchoring hardware to the pelvis, plus osteomies by Drs. Anthony Moreno and Geoff Cronen, Tampa, FL

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    Thanks for the link. I have seen other animations of the procedure on different websites, but this is by far, one of the best.
    ValleyGirl - age 54

    Diagnosed @ age 11
    Milwaukee brace 1967-1971 -- hated it!
    Never rechecked since 1971 until "tweaked" something in lower back in July 2008.
    Now curve is T38*, L53*
    Surgery scheduled for 9/8/09


    Fused T10 - S1 on 9/8/09

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    Thanks so much! Now I can show my boyfriend what is involved in the surgery without all the real-life graphic details, and I better understand it too.
    Laurie
    Age 57
    Posterior fusion w/thoracoplasty T2-L3 Oct 1, 2010
    Thoracic curve corrected from 61* to 16*
    Lumbar curve, unknown measurement
    Disfiguring back hump GONE!!
    Dr Munish Gupta
    UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

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    That is SO cool. Thanks for sharing. I didn't realize that the screws were so high like that at first.
    __________________________________________
    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

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    Awesome. Thanks!!!!
    Paula

    June 15, 2009 Posterior Fusion T4-L5
    Thorasic: 48 --> 8
    Lumbar: 65 --> 8
    Age: 58
    Dr. Von Rueden Austin, Texas

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    Thanks

    Now I have a clue! Thank you Sandy.
    Diagnosed age 10. No treatment
    Thoracic curve:?
    Lumbar curve: 50 degrees with rotation
    Surgery Sept.16,2009
    Fusion T-11 to pelvis
    Dr. Frank Rand
    New England Baptist Hospital

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