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Seeking_help
24th March 2008, 08:49 PM
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Seeking_help
24th March 2008, 08:50 PM
I thought I'd share as well since Simon and Mark were brave enough to! FYI I have Scheuermann's Kyphosis @ 90Degrees. Currently waiting for operation date.

Seeking_help
24th March 2008, 08:52 PM
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mark
24th March 2008, 08:54 PM
Wow dude, we could be twins :-D

Seeking_help
24th March 2008, 09:19 PM
lol - no kidding. All three of us (inclidng simon) have very similar stats - brothers from different mothers!

mark
24th March 2008, 09:21 PM
Yes man, thats a great name for a group

The Brothers From Different Mothers



:rox: :spin: :rox:

Seeking_help
24th March 2008, 09:26 PM
lol - not bad at all.

Its funny - I believe Simon is having an osteotomy as well (and I wonder if you will as well)...erie!

So, how much longer until you get to see your specialist?

mark
24th March 2008, 09:31 PM
Haven't had the letter drop through the door yet so i don't know. I do seem to remember seeing somewhere they have to get the invite out within a couple of weeks and then they have a coupple of months in which to get you in for the consultation. I will let you you know when i get it thanks for asking

Mark

Sarah
25th March 2008, 04:09 PM
I see the similarities :-)

But I have a Q as only seen the fella's putting their kyphosis piccies on here & without me sounding thick & if I am slap me lol.
Am I to assume the kyphosis in us gals would also still be rounded like the guys' curves, as like the natural curve is in our spines for the female sufferers who also have it, just wondered as mine seems sharper than the guys piccies at 85?

Off back to la la land I go now :monkey:

Seeking_help
25th March 2008, 10:00 PM
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Seeking_help
25th March 2008, 10:14 PM
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Seeking_help
25th March 2008, 10:22 PM
Originally posted by Sarah@Mar 25 2008, 04:09 PM
I see the similarities :-)

But I have a Q as only seen the fella's putting their kyphosis piccies on here & without me sounding thick & if I am slap me lol.
Am I to assume the kyphosis in us gals would also still be rounded like the guys' curves, as like the natural curve is in our spines for the female sufferers who also have it, just wondered as mine seems sharper than the guys piccies at 85?

Off back to la la land I go now :monkey:
I guess it really depends (FYI - I am no expert lol). Seems there can be "long arc" and "short arc" kyphosis where the long arc seems to be smoother and the short arc seems to be more abrupt. I assume it would also depend on the number of vertibrae affected and how much of a wedge these are.

Short answer - I have no clue lol.

Jonny
26th March 2008, 02:49 AM
I'd say that, though Scheuermann's and common structural kyphosis are physiologically different, if you have one it doesn't really matter what sex you are. But of course Scheuermann's affects more men and 'vanilla' kyphosis affects more women, so it would make sense that men's kyphotic profiles are more likely to match that of Scheuermann's patients and women's profiles normal kyphosis patients.

But that doesn't answer the question :hammer:

I think it's also likely that both kinds of kyphosis can vary enormously in pathology, in terms of number of vertebrae involved (in S's kyphosis read: wedged) and the angle of deviation.

omg it's 3am and I'm writing like it's 3am. Tomorrow I'll come back, re-read, and delete this post entirely, I'm sure :nutter:

Dune50ml
26th March 2008, 11:04 AM
hi lads,
fair play to ya for putting the pics on would be brave enough meself. I have a kyphosis of 120 degrees. I always thought i had scoliosis until the last time when the doc mentioned it. wots the difference? wots the differnce between Scheuermann's and common structural kyphosis then?

what are the questions i should be asking?
do your ribs rest on your stomach when your sitting down my does very uncomfortable is there any excerises to minamise this?

sorry for loading these question on you but ye guys seem to be the ones to ask

mark
26th March 2008, 01:00 PM
Hi Dune

Tr working your way through some of these articles in the links. They should tell you all you need to know

http://www.spineuniverse.com/displayarticl...rticle2795.html (http://www.spineuniverse.com/displayarticle.php/article2795.html)

http://www.emedicine.com/orthoped/topic555.htm

Hope they help

Mark

Jonny
27th March 2008, 12:51 AM
Originally posted by Dune50ml@Mar 26 2008, 11:04 AM
wots the differnce between Scheuermann's and common structural kyphosis then?
When I said 'common structural kyphosis' I should have said idiopathic kyphosis. This is highly related to idiopathic scoliosis, where all the anatomy is more or less correct, just the spine is curved (in this case forwards) and will not return to a healthy shape with exercise or simple manipulation.

Kyphosis of this sort is a very common component of idiopathic scoliosis, and the combination is sometimes called kyphoscoliosis.

Scheuermann's kyphosis is quite different: while appearance and symptoms are the same, the curve is actually caused by a wedging of the vertebral bodies, pushing the spine out into a curve. Where this occurs alongside scoliosis, the kyphosis tends to be the more severe part of the condition.


A difficult thing about describing sagittal curves is that 'kyphosis' and 'lordosis' are the names for the normal swaying backward and forward of the spine. Technically, too much kyphosis is called hyperkyphosis, but in general, it's just referred to as kyphosis for simplicity.

Nutty
30th April 2008, 04:41 PM
Hola Seeking Help

Thanks for sharing your images, very brave. I got early this year and decided to go for it and stick my images up on my blog - I hate looking at my back!

Do you know what type of surgery they are planning for you and what instruments they are going to be using.

I have AIS and was operated on in 1989 for a 76 thoracic curve.

Be well, all the best and take care :)

Seeking_help
4th May 2008, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by Nutty@Apr 30 2008, 03:41 PM
Hola Seeking Help

Thanks for sharing your images, very brave. I got early this year and decided to go for it and stick my images up on my blog - I hate looking at my back!

Do you know what type of surgery they are planning for you and what instruments they are going to be using.

I have AIS and was operated on in 1989 for a 76 thoracic curve.

Be well, all the best and take care :)
Hey Nutty,

Right now I have the green light for surgery - the procedure will be fusion with instrumentation from T2-L1 (long fusion) with smith peterson osteotomies (becuase I have a rigid curve).

The degree of my curve is actully 80 degrees and not 90 as I've previously noted (I was misinformed).

I've yet to accept a surgery date yet - I'm freaked out by the procedure!!

Simon
4th May 2008, 11:18 PM
Seeking help please dont be freaked out by it ..
It is understandable to be scared it looks like you will have the same operation as me every inch by the sound of it if you look at my pics its a huge fusion i had as you can see from top to bottom ..
Its a really safe operation this day and age they monitor your spinal cord and you will spend the night in hdu for pain relife i had a epidural so in my case the pain was still there but my chest some of my neck and my back was numb they can turn that down if you get to numb or turn it up if you are in a bit more pain .
You will also have a pca machine that you press to give you either morphine or fentynol depends on what your anesthetist wants you 2 have .
then its back to the ward .day later drain comes out drips come down and they get you up and walking with the physios then the pca will be down and you will be on oral pain relife.
I was in hospital 8 days in all as i had a bit of a chest infection but once you can climb some stairs and down you will be free and out of there ....

Hope that makes a bit of sense to you but really try not to be scared they really do look after you ............

And you have to remember this operation happens everyday in most hospitals ..... so chin up we are all here for you .....

Seeking_help
8th May 2008, 08:37 PM
Oh man - i'm soooo stressed. Okay - first step, call surgeon's office today and set up a date....

mark
8th May 2008, 09:03 PM
I hope you can work it all in your head, i really do

Please take whatever the surgeon has to take into acount before you make any decisions

I wish i could help you more

take care

mark

Simon
8th May 2008, 11:17 PM
good man seeking help do it for the kyphosis triplets ( me mark and you )

Seeking_help
9th May 2008, 04:02 AM
indeed - just taking baby steps! I got the pre-operative package and will need to do some blood tests and such this week. Looks like I can get a surgery date for late june/early july...

When this is over, I promised myself a vacation to europe - if it pans out, we should all grab a pint!

GillyG
9th May 2008, 07:43 PM
Originally posted by Seeking_help@May 9 2008, 03:02 AM

When this is over, I promised myself a vacation to europe - if it pans out, we should all grab a pint!
Count me in!!! :pint:

Simon
9th May 2008, 10:12 PM
And me

mark
13th June 2008, 04:17 PM
Count me in!!! :pint:

I never usually need any excuses

:pint::pint::pint::pint::pint:

I'll be there