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Old 17th January 2014, 09:43 AM
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Default Re: Feel down that there is nothing that can be done about rib hump :-(

The amount that my spine continued to rotate into my ribcage was the reason they couldn't get a better correction for me, so I understand how this can limit things I think it's a good idea to see Mr Tucker as it may be possible that he could do a costoplasty which would give a little cosmetic correction, but even then you'd probably have to be prepared for it to not be a massive difference. Good luck, we're all behind you and I really hope Mr T can help a little.
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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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