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Old 24th November 2013, 12:37 PM
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Default Re: Has your infant child been recently diagnosed with scoliosis? READ THIS FIRST.

The Mehta Technique was devised by UK surgeon Min Mehta and really, it is proven to permanently correct IIS if you get the child young enough. Please please do all you can to get your child's consultant to take this on board. Regular casts don't do enough! There is very little "change" in the cast application method that is required, but these small refinements make all the difference.
37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.
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