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Blair
14th November 2004, 02:49 AM
http://www.understandspinesurgery.com/unde..._procedures.asp (http://www.understandspinesurgery.com/understand_procedures.asp)
I thought this was kind of an interesting website... It has animations of various spinal surgeries, including scoliosis.

Ryansmum
14th November 2004, 03:09 AM
couldnt get the pics up without a zip code so will hunt out my friends address in the states in the morning and cheat LOL :glee:

tonibunny
14th November 2004, 04:03 AM
I'm just trying it now with 90210, cos of the cheesy teenage soap of that name :D Will let you know if it works!

ETA: woo, it worked!!! Also, you don't need to put in a valid email address to access this, if you're worried about your email addy ending up on a spammers ;-)

This is BRILLIANT!!! It only shows one particular sort of instrumentation insertion, but it's utterly fascinating nonetheless. It's so well done! Wow, nice find Blair :D

Kayla
14th November 2004, 04:24 AM
Wow that was awesome! I still want to see a real live one though!

jfkimberly
14th November 2004, 07:23 AM
That IS a great find! Thanks, Blair!

Amazed Jean
14th November 2004, 08:21 AM
Blair, I thought that was a great site too. Thanks for putting us in the loop.

BlueIce
14th November 2004, 09:57 AM
very usefull site!

Blair
14th November 2004, 11:28 AM
LOL Toni! 90210.... That gave me a chuckle. I pulled an e-mail out of my bum to use too, just in case. Worked just fine.

Kaja
14th November 2004, 12:04 PM
That's great! :D Very cool. I wish they had the anterior one too though..

Thanks Blair :joke:

Abbi
14th November 2004, 01:10 PM
that is sooooo awesome....Iput my friend from PA's Zip!
such a classy site! thnx

Marti
14th November 2004, 09:01 PM
That was really cool! Although the thing at the end that said it can reduce it by fifty percent was off... according to that, my curve would still be over 20 degrees. But I guess that's one of those different for everyone things. It was really interesting!

jfkimberly
14th November 2004, 09:42 PM
Marti, what was your before and after curve measurement? It sounds like you got a good correction.

Kayla
14th November 2004, 09:49 PM
mine was more then 50% too I started off at like high 60s or low 70s and now I am 15

Marti
14th November 2004, 10:28 PM
yeah, mine was about 45 and now it's practically nothing.

Joy
14th November 2004, 11:06 PM
Mine was 90 and now it's 55 ish. But I'm pretty happy...

Abbi
14th November 2004, 11:17 PM
thats good joy.....mine r 80 each so i hope to have about 40 or 50 after

Blair
15th November 2004, 12:51 AM
My surgeon told me to expect only about 50% correction as well. But it seems like more and more lately, they are able to get just amazing amounts of correction... Like Jenn's 103%... Or my close to 100% in the fused part of the curve (still a bit curvy below my fusion, and it seems like it's increasing/settling slightly)

elvinwarrior
15th November 2004, 01:37 AM
I got exactly 50%