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About Patti Fitzpatrick

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About Patti Fitzpatrick
I'm a single mom with 3 beautiful children.
I love to garden, bird watch, shop, music , spend time with my kids and friends!!
Scoliosis History

A few fields to allow you to share some of your scoliosis history if you want to.

What type of spinal curvature?:
Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis
Diagnosis Details:
My curve is S - shaped. I was advised to have the surgery when I was in my early 20's ...they said my curve was getting worse and that I wouldn't live past 40.
What curve pattern?:
Double major
Curve Pattern Details:
I cannot remember the exact degree..I believe it was 57? Again my spine is S shaped.
Had surgery?:
More than one surgery at different times(tell us more in the next field)
Surgery Details:
I had my first surgery when I was 23. I had harrington rods implanted and my spine was fused. Bone was taken from my hip to aid in the fusion. My rod broke approx a year later. They re-implanted another one which is thicker.
Been cast?:
Casting after Harrington rod surgery
Casting Details:
I wore a body cast for approx 5 months ( I think) after my first surgery. It was definately different!!


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18th May 2009 05:20 AM
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18th May 2009