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Seeking_help
21st December 2007, 03:45 AM
Just wondering if anyone had any information (links, personal experience, etc) on the level of correction for high degree of scheuermann's kyphosis? By high, I mean 90 degrees and above. I maybe facing surgery in the future and I wanted to build a reasonable expectation of correction.

Is it often that a 90 degree curve can be brought down below 50 degrees?


Thanks!

andy_d
24th December 2007, 04:55 PM
My curve before surgery was 92 degrees.

After surgery, 42 degrees.

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Seeking_help
26th December 2007, 05:34 AM
Originally posted by andy_d@Dec 24 2007, 04:55 PM
My curve before surgery was 92 degrees.

After surgery, 42 degrees.

8)
Thank you - that is quite amazing!

Anyone else?

Simon
31st December 2007, 02:56 PM
I have a 92% kphosis having operation feb or march i will keep you updated when i can
simon x

Simon
22nd January 2008, 11:27 PM
BEEN TOLD BY MY DOC THAT HE CAN CORRECT MT SPINE TO WITHIN NORMAL LIMITS SO AM THINKING 30 TO 35 DEGREES FROM 92 AM HOPING ANYWAY...................

Amazed Jean
23rd January 2008, 01:48 AM
Every single case I have heard about has great correction but we have said here many times:EVERY CASE IS DIFFERENT. No two are ever exactly alike and your age and other things all play into the equation.

Seeking_help
24th January 2008, 08:16 PM
Originally posted by sibowainwright@Jan 22 2008, 11:27 PM
BEEN TOLD BY MY DOC THAT HE CAN CORRECT MT SPINE TO WITHIN NORMAL LIMITS SO AM THINKING 30 TO 35 DEGREES FROM 92 AM HOPING ANYWAY...................
wow - that would be quite amazing!!

mark
27th January 2008, 08:09 PM
Yes Jeans right

I don't know of anyone on this site who has not got an amazing correction for Schueremann's

Lets hope you and Simon up hold this tradition

mark

ariec924
28th January 2008, 12:13 AM
Yup, I myself had about an 80 degree curve that is now 35, and my doctor had a patient who had a kyphosis of 120 who he made 35!!!

mark
28th January 2008, 12:37 AM
wow 120 down to 35 that is very impressive

what a fantastic correction you also got too

Seeking_help
28th January 2008, 01:52 AM
Originally posted by ariec924@Jan 28 2008, 12:13 AM
Yup, I myself had about an 80 degree curve that is now 35, and my doctor had a patient who had a kyphosis of 120 who he made 35!!!
That is awesome. I know each case will vary, but its really nice to know such great correction is possible. You must be pretty happy with that result.

In my heart, I'm hoping for a correction to under 45 degrees, but in reality I'd probably be happy with anything under 55 or 60.

Seeking_help
28th January 2008, 01:57 AM
Originally posted by mark@Jan 27 2008, 08:09 PM
Yes Jeans right

I don't know of anyone on this site who has not got an amazing correction for Schueremann's

Lets hope you and Simon up hold this tradition

mark
Very true - we'll see how it goes. I have my MRI & CT Scan in the coming two weeks - hopefully everything will be okay for surgery.

How about yourself mark? I noticed in another post that you haven't seen a specialist in awhile - you should reconsider (if you haven't already) and try to book an appointment with a specialist. Even if you can't get your curve into "normal" ranges, it could possible be significantly reduced. I also have a pretty large curve, so I can relate to the way you feel.

GillyG
28th January 2008, 09:45 AM
Originally posted by Seeking_help@Jan 28 2008, 01:57 AM
I have my MRI & CT Scan in the coming two weeks - hopefully everything will be okay for surgery.


Ooo, good luck with those, I hope evrything goes well :spin: