Summary This is an anterior-posterior X-ray of a case of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis post-fusion – specifically, my spine. There was originally a thoracic curve of 30° and a lumbar curve of 53° (Cobb angle – see scoliosis) and these curves have been reduced to less than 15° each. This was taken at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. The largest curve (53°) is of a magnitude typically near the lower surgery boundary, although many factors decide whether surgery is necessary on a scoliosis case. This x-ray was taken almost a year after this x-ray was taken of the same spine pre-op: The spine has been fused with Synergy spinal instrumentation [1] [2] (page 2) during an anterior and posterior fusion. Vertebrae T1-L3 have been fused using a combination of rods, screws and hooks, and bone graft. | Silverjonny – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Wiki_post-op.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1493727

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