View Poll Results: At which side is/was your rib hump at?

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  • left

    9 27.27%
  • right

    20 60.61%
  • left and right

    2 6.06%
  • no rib hump

    2 6.06%
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Thread: Left or right rib hump?

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    Default Left or right rib hump?

    Is/was your rib hump on the left or right side?

    As around 95% of people favour their right side, I am wondering whether a right rib hump is more common due to right side experiencing more stress.
    Stella
    Sep 2012 (aged 15.5): Curves measured at 33T and 23L
    Mar 2013 (aged 16.0): Curves measured at 35T and 23L

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    Default Re: Left or right rib hump?

    Mine was on my left, but it was due to my lumbar curve; my thoracic curve (right) had barely any rotation. Right thoracic curves are the norm, and left thoracic curves can sometimes mean that the curve is not idiopathic, but actually has an underlying cause. So I think that most people who have a left rib hump generally have it as a result of a lumbar curve. Anyway, this will be an interesting poll!
    Ruth, diagnosed in 2011, age 15, with a curve of approx. 65.
    Posterior spinal fusion on December 13, 2011, curve then at 95. Fused T4-L4, and corrected to an amazing 25!
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    I'm right rib hump, left lower loin hump so I said right and my rotation on both is the same as the direction of the curve.
    I'm Tiff, I'm 17, my consultant's Mr Gibson at RNOH Stanmore and I was diagnosed in November 2011 and I had my spinal fusion October 3rd 2012 and am now fused T2-T11 with amazing correction (60T/40L to 30T/40L).

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    Default Re: Left or right rib hump?

    I have a left thoracic curve/rib hump, but that's common in infantile idiopathic scoliosis (although IIS is itself rare).

    Right thoracic curves are known to be the most common curve pattern in AIS.
    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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    Karen's rib hump is definitely on the right side of her back, it is stange that most of them seem to be to the right ? I have no idea why that is, though I am sure others will have lots more knowledge on this......



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    Sandra mother to Karen diagnosed with scoliosis at 8 yrs first Spinal Fusion Dec '09 12 yrs, Jun '11 section of rod detached from spine, had to be removed. April '12 had surgery to remove all metal work from her spine due to constant back pain Jan 13 Costoplasty to remove some prominent rib hump.

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    Default Re: Left or right rib hump?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra2e View Post
    Karen's rib hump is definitely on the right side of her back, it is stange that most of them seem to be to the right ? I have no idea why that is, though I am sure others will have lots more knowledge on this......



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    Seems as mysterious as the fact that people generally prefer their right side of the body.
    Stella
    Sep 2012 (aged 15.5): Curves measured at 33T and 23L
    Mar 2013 (aged 16.0): Curves measured at 35T and 23L

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    Default Re: Left or right rib hump?

    Can someone please clarify when a curve is 'right' thoracic? Is it if the apex of the curve is on the right hand side or...?
    Diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis on the 10th April 2007. Seen at the Child Development Centre at the Medway Maritime Hospital on 18th June then referred to Mr Noordeen at the RNOH Stanmore. Seen by consultant on the 13th July x-rays revealed 77o thoracolumbar curve and severe rotation. Surgery planned in 6 months had surgery on 26th November 2007. Admitted for pre-op on 23rd stayed in over the weekend. Curve then 90o, suffering from pain and reduced lung function. Moved from HDU to ward after 24hrs, then into isolation for suspected infection after 3 days. Symptoms turned out to be a bad reaction to antibiotics.

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    Yep, look at my x-ray Maddy - that's right thoracic
    I'm Tiff, I'm 17, my consultant's Mr Gibson at RNOH Stanmore and I was diagnosed in November 2011 and I had my spinal fusion October 3rd 2012 and am now fused T2-T11 with amazing correction (60T/40L to 30T/40L).

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    I have a single C-shaped curve and my rib hump is on the left side which Mr Cole said was a bit less common than right-sided ones. I like to be different
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    Default Re: Left or right rib hump?

    Ooh mine's left too, I didn't realise it was less common. Awesome

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    Default Re: Left or right rib hump?

    I'm a leftie

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    I didn't have a rib hump

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    Default Re: Left or right rib hump?

    Left loin / lower rib hump here too. Prior to my original surgery I scarcely had a compensatory thoracic curve at all - like Gilly it was all just one big left facing thoracolumbar C curve. Basically my shoulders and hips were in line, my head was directly over my sacrum, but there was this big, unbalanced detour there at my waist.
    Diagnosed at 15 with 50 curve, but probably juvenile IS. Fused in kyphosis (by non-specialised ortho) with a/p surgery T10-L2 @ 21, posterior only revision surgery to correct kyphosis @ 29. Now 38 with further revision surgery and extension of fusion to sacrum required to correct residual kyphosis, restore lordosis and address spinal stenosis.

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    Default Re: Left or right rib hump?

    Top right rib hump,and lower left rib hump also front of rib at left pokes out.........im still smiling though!

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    Default Re: Left or right rib hump?

    Right.

    I think the rib hump is maybe the worst thing about scoliosis. Maybe because I'm self-conscious.

    All these years I thought that it was just my shoulder blade sticking out. I only recently learnt that it was in fact my ribs pushing it out. Hehe... silly me

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