Hi everyone! I just joined this forum to help others out, give support and so on.
I was diagnosed with Infantile Idiopathic Kyphoscoliosis at 18 months old, with curves of 60(kypho) and 67(scoli) from roughly C4 to L3
I was given a cast to wear for a few months, which reduced my scoli curve to 60
I was then given a brace to wear, which didn't work and shot my curve up to 72.
I then underwent my first surgery in August 1999, just 3 years old, in which two titanium rods were placed either side of my spine to help straighten it out. The two rods would be lengthened every 6-9 months which would allow me to grow a few centimetres.
From the ages of 3-17 (current age) I have undergone 25 surgeries, including emergency operations and costoplasty (thoracoplasty) to reduce the rib hump.
As you can see, I've gone through a lot over the years, and quite experienced with different treatments, surgeries and so on.
And therefore hope I can offer a lot of help within the forums!
Infantile Idiopathic Kyphoscoliosis patient.