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Pina
17-07-2012, 08:49 AM
Hi, My daughter is 3 weeks post op. She had thoracic and lumbar. Yesterday after showering and she was standing naked i noticed that looking at her front on she is really crooked. Her left rib cage really stick out and her whole body is crooked. She looks worse now than what she did before surgery. Can you tell me if this is normal and if it will straighten naturally. I am really concerned.

Dr Scoliosis
27-07-2012, 04:32 PM
Thank you for your enquiry.

At this distance it is impossible to answer your question.

It is usual for patients with complicated curves to have a standing x-ray before they leave hospital. Was this the case with your daughter? If she had an x-ray you could enquire from the surgeons's secretary whether he was satisfied with the post-operative film. If she did not have an x-ray then you should request an early consultation, letting the secretary know your queries, and ask for an x-ray request form before the consultation. If you go to the consultation with the x-rays already taken that will facilitate the matter.

I trust these remarks are helpful.

Dr Scoliosis