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Titanium_BackTitanium_Back Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:56 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi All:
Just dropped in to say hello.
I had a Thoracotomy on 21 - July - 2011, at T6 - T7. It has been a sucess. The pain from the ribs down is GONE!

Dean Struckoff


  • That is very encouraging to hear! I had a two-level thoracic discectomy on T8-9-10 (completely posterior) on July 6th, and it left me with new rib pain on the other side. Now T7-8 is getting worse and I may need to have surgery for it. Going for an ESI on Tuesday. If that doesn't help, we'll be scheduling another surgery. My surgeon said he'd try to do it posteriorly again, but there is a chance he'd have to convert to the anterior approach.
  • congratulations on a successful recovery!! nice to have you back on the forum!! stop by anytime!! good luck with the rest of your recovery!! Jenny :)
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  • Thanks for such a positive success story! It's great the pain is gone now after the surgery. I wish you complete healing. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Excellent news :)
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