Re: Insertion of growth rod
Originally Posted by stana29
I actually believe that Jessie will be ready to go to school earlier than in 6 weeks but it all really depends on the doctors giving us all clear to go.
When Maddy had her growth rod put in Mr Tucker came to see us in the Recovery Room and said that for 6 weeks she has to take it extra carefully. So I'm guessing there is something about the 6 weeks and things settling or sticking, etc. So even if she seems ready earlier if they say 6 weeks I guess it's for a reason.
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.