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Old 27-02-2011, 10:53 AM
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Our eldest daughter had spinal fusion surgery in 2008 after wearing a boston brace for 2 years but unfortunately her curve progressed to around 55 degrees and growing quickly. She was very compliant with the brace and the surgery was a hard time for all of us but now she is almost 16 and just your normal teenager who can do all activities other than contact sports.
We have another daughter 2 and a half years younger (currently 13) who the surgeon/s (specialists) advised us to keep an eye on. She was showing no signs of any curves or sticking out shoulder blades/humps as I have been keeping a secret watchful eye on her. The other day I noticed her hips are quite different - one is a lot curvier than the other which is a huge worry as that was one of the things we noticed with our older daughter. I cant see any scoliosis in the top of her spine but am going to see our gp, get some xrays done and go from there. Really hoping we do not have to go through this all again and would love to hear from anyone if there is a such a thing as having a lumbar curve but not in the thoracic region? Not the world's most compliant child so cannot see us going down the brace route. Love to hear from anyone that has been in this situation with or without siblings. xo
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:42 PM
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Sorry, I haven't been through this with my children but wanted to say it's great that your older daughter is enjoying such a great outcome from surgery and at least you know what to expect if you have to go through it the second time around, (if that's any consolation!) Good luck!

I think the scoliosis seems to be jumping a generation in our family. My grandmother had it, I had it but my daughters do not. I'm watching my three little granddaughters like a hawk. The eldest is 6 so we have a way to go!
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:18 AM
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thanks Jen..my mum has mild scoliosis (she is 83 though!) and mine is not visible but apparently there is a slight curve. Found out that my uncle wore a brace as a child (a leather one apparently). All this discovered after our first diagnosis so it definitely is hereditary which was surprising to me as had no idea about mum or myself all these years. Have booked in with our gp for 10/3 and go from there - miss 13 not remotely worried so that is a good thing ! xo
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:00 PM
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That is indeed a good thing.

Let us know how you all go, won't you.
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