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Rod Stewart Rod Stewart is offline

AKA Titaniumed

About Me

  • About Rod Stewart
    Biography
    I'm a scoliosis survivor.
    Location
    Reno, Nevada USA
    Interests
    Snow skier, Diver
    Occupation
    Engineer (mechanical)
  • Scoliosis History
    A few fields to allow you to share some of your scoliosis history if you want to.
    What type of spinal curvature?
    Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
    Diagnosis Details
    I was diagnosed in 1974, with 2 50 degree curves. Was a Luque wire candidate. Was skiing and competing at that time, jumping, freestyle, and big mountain with huge air.
    I waited for technology....a good gamble.
    What curve pattern?
    Double major
    Curve Pattern Details
    Had lumbar issues from the start, my guess is from ski jumping. Constant stress fracturing, and remodeling through the years produced an ugly spinal scenario. My double curves stayed balanced throughout the years.
    Had surgery?
    Anterior/Posterior staged surgery
    Surgery Details
    A/P T2-Pelvis 01/29/08-01/31/08 2 day stage
    Massive anterior, L1-S1 discectomys, partial corpectomy's, 5, 13mm PEEK spacers, Infuse BMP from anterior in sponges.
    Synthes Pangea system used for posterior Ti6-Al-7Nb
    Huge 8mm pelvic anchors
    Don't know how many screws, cannot count that high.
    Did my scoli surgeries with a broken shoulder and arm.
    Lost gall bladder at 14 months (not bad!)
    I made it. Scoliosis almost killed me.
    Worn a brace?
    Other
    Bracing Details
    Bought a Copes brace 25 years ago for skiing....I skied with it for years.
    Casting Details
    None
  • Signature

    55 yr old male
    T70 L70 double trouble
    A/P T2-Pelvis BMP Jan 2008

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