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Old 6th May 2014, 11:52 PM
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Default Re: Cant Move - SURGERY 7 YEARS AGO

Hi Mollie,

Welcome to SSO

Can you describe in more detail how your back prevents you from moving? I assume that pain is your main problem - is that right? if you describe your pain we may be able to help more. It's good news that you're going to see Mr Evans as he'll be able to investigate things thoroughly.

Hang in there, we'll do our best to help

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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