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Old 1st August 2014, 11:39 AM
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Default Re: Broken foot sucks

Many more millions have scoliosis Kara. The number of people affected by this don't make any difference to you at all, not one bit; the percentages do, and the percentages are well in your favour. There's only a 2 in 10 chance at most that your foot won't heal - try to look on the bright side and even then, you'd only need a tiny surgery compared with your back op.
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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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