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About gabriellemc90
South Carolina, USA.
Scoliosis History

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What type of spinal curvature?:
Congenital Scoliosis
Diagnosis Details:
Diagnosed 12/2015 with spondylocostal dysostosis (or dysplasia), autosomal recessive. It is an inheritable condition >1% of the population has. Basically, it manifests as vertebral-segmentation defects with rib anomalies- resulting in scoliosis- and short-trunk dwarfism. I personally have cervical, thoracic, and lumbar hemivertebrae; fused ribs; 4 missing ribs; short trunk; and short neck. Genetic evaluation says I am essentially a textbook case.

Congenital structural scoliosis and vertebral and rib anomalies is what I was originally diagnosed with after birth 9/1990.
Mom tried to miscarry at 8 weeks- the miscarriage mark for something wrong with the development of the embryo, either genetic or chromosomal.
Fused ribs. Hemivertebrae, fused and partial vertebrae and a combo. Doctors didn't even know if I would walk... but I walked at 9 months!
What curve pattern?:
Single thoracolumbar
Curve Pattern Details:
C shape on right side. T10-L3.
Pre-op about 34 Post-op about 28 at 16 months old. Now a 50 curve at 24 years old.
Had surgery?:
Posterior surgery
Surgery Details:
Spinal fusion/autograft (from my hip) at 16 months of age- to prevent further scoliotic and kyphotic curvature
Worn a brace?:
TLSO brace (eg Boston brace)
Bracing Details:
Wore a brace until about 9 years old. Only took it off for showering, swimming, and sleeping.
Been cast?:
Casting for other reasons
Casting Details:
After spinal fusion surgery.


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31st January 2015 05:16 AM
Join Date
28th February 2009