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Old 6th July 2012, 03:32 PM
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Default Re: Maddy's Stryker Frame Experience

Just to update this thread - Maddy had her one year check on Wednesday. All is good and she doesn't need to be seen for another year. I was concerned about her shoulder blades "winging" but they are within normal range for her age (children's shoulders can naturally do this anyway). The only point the Fellow raised was that she needs to put on more weight as he could feel her metalwork when he examined her back and it's this lack of muscle/fat that makes her lumps and bumps look more obvious too. She's not seriously underweight but should put some effort into putting more on.
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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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