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Forum: General Discussions Today, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 97
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Nerves During Surgery

Yes. Its called SSEP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somatosensory_evoked_potential
http://www.scoliosisjournal.com/content/5/1/8

Paralysis from scoliosis surgery is rare....

We all seem to worry...
Forum: General Discussions Yesterday, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Daughter (almost 13 yrs) facing surgery and I am scared!

Woah!....Sounds intensive to me.....A good question would be “If we double the price, can you do it in 4 days?” I would love to hear what kind of answer you get. Ask about a money back guarantee and...
Forum: General Discussions 21st October 2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Extremities' and cold weather

Mark, My thumb, middle and index fingers were numb when my neck herniation’s were discovered last year.....Winter months are always worse for us, we just need to take over some tropical island...
Forum: General Discussions 9th October 2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Help! at my wits end and totally depressed

Sigh....I have read that one of the most important things that scoliosis patients want from their surgeons is compassion....And I have also seen surgeon patient rejection, for what reasons I don’t...
Forum: General Discussions 8th October 2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Fusion before stopped growing

Dennis

If you have current x-rays on disc, you could e-mail them off to the SRS and see what they say. You don’t want to ignore PJK.

http://www.srs.org/

In the US, Shriners is also a good option....
Forum: General Discussions 6th October 2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: How to deal with protruding screws?

Hi Jay

You know I actually have your sagittal x-ray saved in my scoliosis x-ray folder since its such a special x-ray! Anyway, I took a peek and you must be talking about your T6 screws....

I know...
Forum: General Discussions 3rd October 2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Mr Tucker

Vegas....If you feel like it, you two should take a drive up to Lake Tahoe and Reno while you are out here....Drive through Death valley on the way, the scenery is outstanding!
PM me, we can do...
Forum: General Discussions 30th September 2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: I'm new with surgery looming....help!!!

Krier

In England, I go as Rod Stewart. In the US, its Titaniumed. If one day I decide to post on the Australia forum, I will go with Jose Cuervo. Having the choice user name is important! he he Glad...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 16th September 2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Are you happy with your operations

Just wanted to say that my surgeon is from South Africa.....he did a fantastic job! He trained at Twin Cities Scoliosis center in Minneapolis, Minnesota where there are a few scoliosis specialists...
Forum: General Discussions 13th September 2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 290
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Appointment while at uni...

Jay, its great to hear you are doing so well.....

As time passes and we heal, we actually forget about our surgeons.(Imagine that!) These days I only pop in when a problem occurs, and they ask...
Forum: General Discussions 6th September 2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Artifical disc BELOW Scoliosis fusion

No worries Toni, one day at a time.....

This topic was brought up around 5 years ago on NSF after the Prodisc was launched. There has really been little or no scoliosis related information on this...
Forum: General Discussions 5th September 2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,539
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Introduction- Surgery in 3 days

Hayley

Usually I respond with “Nice Rack!” Only because I can get away with it since I’ve got one of my own.....He he

Its so hard to post any comedy with the passing of Joan Rivers, but she would...
Forum: General Discussions 5th September 2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Artifical disc BELOW Scoliosis fusion

Hi Tonibunny

Look at the “lower” x-rays in the link I posted.....That’s a Prodisc they installed at L5-S1....
Forum: General Discussions 3rd September 2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Artifical disc BELOW Scoliosis fusion

Tableone

Is this the article you mentioned?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3082672/

Here is the authors contact info....

Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, Queens Medical Centre,...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 3rd September 2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: New to forum

Dan, here is an article about Mick Mars. He has AS.
http://love-it-loud.com/retrospectives/mick-mars-living-with-ankylosing-spondylitis/

I also worked with someone that had AS. He was in pain all...
Forum: General Discussions 3rd September 2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Artifical disc BELOW Scoliosis fusion

Tableone, I believe you mean a moveable artificial disc, see article below....
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00502

I am not aware of anyone with one of these “under” a full fusion...
Forum: General Discussions 26th August 2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Spine surgery and rib cage

Only a “scoliosis surgeon” can answer this question.

Scoliosis does incorporate rotation of vertebrae, sometimes it can get pretty bad. In the thoracic levels it can really twist us up....A regular...
Forum: General Discussions 24th August 2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: cosmetic aids to reduce appearance of lordosis/spinal curvatures

It would be a good idea to get an eval and a set of x-rays from a specialist. Get copies burned to disc to keep in your possession for the future....

Here are a few quotes from Jean-Martin...
Forum: General Discussions 24th August 2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Thread to help others -what to expect post op

Suddenly everyone likes that one.... There are many good posters here....I especially like Tonibunny’s posts.

I did have the Dean of Nursing at the University of Utah and his wife, invite me over...
Forum: General Discussions 23rd August 2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Thread to help others -what to expect post op

Expect a hard go of it from the beginning, understanding all along that its going to require patience, and having hope that everything will turn out all right, and knowing that it will actually turn...
Forum: General Discussions 20th August 2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Scolosis Surgery purely for cosmetic reasons?

The human body is extremely complicated......its amazing what we know, and what we don’t know.

There are text books that cover surgical complications that are almost endless.....and it is, if they...
Forum: General Discussions 17th August 2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: sick of the pain!!

Yes, you need to see a doctor, then a scoliosis surgeon, and you need to have x-rays shot to see what’s going on. Scoliosis curves can hide themselves well, but you say you have a large rib hump. I...
Forum: General Discussions 12th August 2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,655
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Good luck for the 29th Mrs Krier!

Krier

Are you hanging ok?

Ed
Forum: General Discussions 9th August 2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,655
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: Good luck for the 29th Mrs Krier!

Rototill that Alien! May the beast cometh out! (Didn’t I see that in a Chevy Chase movie? I think it was “Fletch” he he)

I’m pretty sure by now that you have had the major event.....and you have...
Forum: General Discussions 8th August 2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By Rod Stewart
Re: stanmore today

Endplate changes are the result of DDD Degenerative Disc Disease after many years....The endplate’s are the surfaces of the vertebrae where the discs contact. I had severe endplate damage after all...
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