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Old 31st August 2009, 11:06 AM
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Default Re: What to take to hospital - suggestions please!

If it is spinal fusion (which I assume it is) then it is down to each individual consultant whether they brace or not. If they do it is usually only for a few months. The metalwork for fusion is like having scaffolding on the inside so it can do a good enough job supporting the back without a brace.

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Mum to Maddy aged 14. Maddy is a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital and had a growth rod inserted in November 2007. In March 2011 the growth rod was removed because the curve became too strong. In May 2011 Maddy had anterior release, 2 weeks traction on a Stryker Frame and then spinal fusion.
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