Scoliosis Post #9


Just figured I would update those who are following Mackenzie’s progress…and so I could keep track, too!  May 1st Mackenzie had an appointment with Hanger Prosthetics to make sure that they were pleased with how her new brace was doing.  Mr. Jeff (we’re on a first name basis with the guy) said that he is pleased as long as the curve stays below 10° when she is in the brace.  He said that his only concern was where part of the curve is higher up her back and the brace can’t help it up there.  They’ll just have to keep an eye on it.  Here she is modeling her plain brace (we have to wait another 2 weeks to get the one with the design she picked out):

Mackenzie wearing her brace
Mackenzie wearing her brace

Related Posts:

Mackenzie’s x-ray appointment (1)

The brace is actually working! (2)

Another update on Mackenzie (3)

Photo of the Day:  #55 (4)

Photo of the Day:  #58 (5)

Mackenzie’s 1-year ortho checkup (6)

Mackenzie’s 18-month ortho checkup (7)

Mackenzie’s ortho check-up with new brace (8)

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4 thoughts on “Scoliosis Post #9

  1. she is so beautiful! I hope it works out for her. Of course I got to this site because my dd got screened and may have scoliosis…actually now that I look at her, she is really crooked in her shoulders…so I am trying to prepare for the actuality…I still want to have hope that it was a false positive. She was just screened with the scoliometer and it came out 7 degrees. Our doctor said that that means the actual Cobb angle could be anywhere between 14 degrees and 27 ish degrees. The apt with the specialist is a month away, but I have to try to prepare. If the worst happens, I don’t want to pass out from the shock (could happen, Im a heart patient). Would you know the correlation between the scoliometer and Cobb angle? Did you dd have a scoliometer reading? If she did, do you remember what it was?
    Thank you for your posts and God bless.

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