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Old 28th January 2014, 08:14 PM
tricializ tricializ is offline
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Default Re: Newly diagnosed son. Questions on bracing

Thanks all:
I talked to a different orthotist yesterday from Shriners and he explained about the kyphologic brace that while he hasn't seen that one in particular, a brace that went under the arm and put pressure where the kyphologic brace does, would be pushing on nerves and blood supply and usually results in numb hands etc. That makes sense to me. So, back to the drawing board.

My pediatrician also talked to the original spine doctor and he didn't think it would progress at all (which I don't understand if he is still growing?) but bracing would correct it. Anyway, long story short, I feel very optimistic at this point about going to see Dr. Hammerberg at Shriners and Bill the orthotist. I at least feel like they will explain things to us and have us understand our options. If you can think of questions for me, please let me know.
Am I wrong to think that this will progress until he is finished growing?
Thanks.
Trish
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