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jfkimberly
23rd October 2004, 02:59 AM
I think this is a good place to post the link to the Titanium Rib... it is especially important for parents of kids with congenital scoliosis to know about this new procedure (that doesn't involve spinal fusion!)... Read about it at these links:

http://www.news-medical.net/print_article.asp?id=4841
http://www.uthscsa.edu/mission/spring98/titanrib.html
http://www.uthscsa.edu/mission/summer97/linseyx.html

It now has U.S. FDA approval for use on children, and pediatric orthopaedic surgeons are being trained for it around the U.S. After having a fusion at 11 months of age, and living with the impact on my thorax for the last 30 years, I really wish this had been an option for me when I was an infant.