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Old 8th January 2014, 07:10 PM
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Default Re: Feel down that there is nothing that can be done about rib hump :-(

Hi Natasha, Lizzie is correct (thanks for that helpful post Lizzie!).

I'm really sorry that they're not able to do much to help you it is so frustrating, but yes - if your spine still rotates into your ribcage then they can't flatten it with a costoplasty. In your position I would see Mr Tucker though, just in case he has any other suggestions.

Toni xx
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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