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Old 23-05-2011, 06:17 PM
Dr Scoliosis Dr Scoliosis is offline
 
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Default Re: Osteopenia in fused spine

Thank you for your enquiry. First, there is no relation between scoliosis and osteoporosis. Because, presumably, you have a solid spinal fusion with such a long clinical history and no significant problems, the spinal fusion is solid and hence you would be protected in the area from osteoporotic fracture. From my own extensive experience I have never seen an osteoporotic fracture within that area of the spine successfully fused for scoliosis.

As osteoporosis is a generalised problem, or tends to be, I cannot answer precisely whether or not the fused vertebrae are in any way "protected" (to use your terminology) from the osteoporotic process. I will make enquiries and report back to you within a week or so.

Dr Scoliosis