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Preventing High Risk Scoliosis Progression in Ethiopia

Preventing High Risk Scoliosis Progression in Ethiopia

Day 6: March 23rd, 2013

Here is a 13 year old cutie that will be having surgery this week.  She has a 60 degree thoracic scoliosis. For anyone not familiar, that means she is at very high risk for progression and will likely develop an 80, 90 or 100 degree curve over the next 2 to 3 years if left untreated.  Her surgery will be relatively straight forward now, and much more difficult (with possibly the need for more levels of fusion) and higher risk if done in the future.

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Her name is Mareg, which is a common name here.  Wish her (and me) luck.

– Ted Belanger

Texas Back Institute