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    Default Feel down that there is nothing that can be done about rib hump :-(

    Hi, I posted last year to say how I went back to query my large rib hump after being 8 years post op and was told after having a CT scan that due to my rib hump being mostly spine nothing can be done apart from inserting a implant onto the other side of my back so both sides look the same which to me sounds even worse!
    I know that my curve was over 150 degrees pre op but I am finding it really had to deal with that nothing can be done as I am so self concious of it and I feel uncomfy all the time because no matter what I wear nothing fits properly.
    I would like to upload a pic if someone could tell me where to send it to?
    Tonibunny has always been there to give me great advice and I was going to see the syrgeon you advised privately but did not book it after I was told nothing could be done as he may say the same?

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    Default Re: Feel down that there is nothing that can be done about rib hump :-(

    Hi Natasha, I read on another thread that you can upload pictures by making an account on the website photobucket. Apparently you upload the pictures and once you have uploaded them you click on the picture and then a URL address should be at the side and then you just copy and paste the address to this forum. I think it also says how to upload pictures in the FAQ section on this site.
    I am sorry that you are feeling down. I hope everything gets sorted out for you soon
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    Default Re: Feel down that there is nothing that can be done about rib hump :-(

    Hi Natasha, Lizzie is correct (thanks for that helpful post Lizzie!).

    I'm really sorry that they're not able to do much to help you it is so frustrating, but yes - if your spine still rotates into your ribcage then they can't flatten it with a costoplasty. In your position I would see Mr Tucker though, just in case he has any other suggestions.

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    Default Re: Feel down that there is nothing that can be done about rib hump :-(

    We have a thread to explain how to upload pictures which can be found here:

    http://www.scoliosis-support.org/showthread.php?t=14561
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    Default Re: Feel down that there is nothing that can be done about rib hump :-(

    [IMG]http//i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/Natasha_Swindells/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_1422_zps6e0d11ee.jpg[/IMG]

    not sure If that link will work for a photo I have uploaded.

    Yeah I think I will see mr tucker as my last hope, it is a lot of money to pay to be told poss the same thing but at least i would have tried everything.

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    Default Re: Feel down that there is nothing that can be done about rib hump :-(

    The correct link to see your picture would be like this:



    What I can see is that the position of your arm in that picture exacerbates the curve in your back. I'm sorry that I can't give any advice about scoliosis or surgeries but I hope you find some option soon.
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    Default Re: Feel down that there is nothing that can be done about rib hump :-(

    I think that looks like a significant rib hump and I find it hard to believe that nothing can be done to help you, although obviously I'm not a doctor and I don't have the expertise or the rest of your medical history to go by. I think it would be money well spent to see Mr Tucker since he seems to take on cases that others would baulk at. Good luck!
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