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  • Scoliosis History
    A few fields to allow you to share some of your scoliosis history if you want to.
    What type of spinal curvature?
    Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis
    Diagnosis Details
    Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis, diagnosed at 6 months of age with a thoracic curve of 62 degrees and a lumbar curve of 40 degrees
    What curve pattern?
    Double major
    Curve Pattern Details
    left thoracic, right lumbar
    Had surgery?
    More than one surgery at different times(tell us more in the next field)
    Surgery Details
    Anterior release/posterior fusion on thoracic curve in 1986 aged 10
    Anterior release/posterior fusion on lumbar curve and costoplasty in 1994 aged 18
    Further costoplasty in 2001 aged 26
    Fusion extended to include L4 in 2009 aged 33 (anterior XLIF, posterior pedicle screws)
    Worn a brace?
    Milwaukee brace, Post-op TLSO
    Bracing Details
    First Milwaukee brace aged about 4, worn until age of 10 alternating with plaster casts.
    Post op hard plastic TLSO following both surgeries at 10 and 18
    Been cast?
    Serial casting for infantile/juvenile scoliosis, Casting after Harrington rod surgery
    Casting Details
    Cast from age of 6 months until first surgery at 10, alternating with Milwaukee brace
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    37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.

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