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My thoracoplasty to reduce scoliosis rib hump could not be performed as the protrusion was mainly caused by fusion mass. Can anything else be done?

My thoracoplasty to reduce scoliosis rib hump could not be performed as the protrusion was mainly caused by  fusion mass. Can anything else be done?

Need more details!: To answer this question, one would need to fully evaluate your x-rays and CT of spine. This is a question better posed to your Ortho or Neuro Spine surgeon. Only they will have the expertise and data necessary to answer this with real understanding after review of your current anatomy via radiographic studies. ...Read more

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What is a rib hump?

What is a rib hump?

Sign of scoliosis: Scoliosis is thought of as a lateral curvature of the spine, however it is actually more of a rotation of the spine. The rotation of the spine causes the ribs to stick out on one side. Hence a rib hump. As the scoliosis worsens typically so does the rib hump. ...Read more

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I had thoracoplasty (rib hump reduction). Will I be able to have kids?

I had thoracoplasty (rib hump reduction). Will I be able to have kids?

Presumably: A thoacoplasty in and of itself would not keep you from having children. So unless there is some other reason, yes you should be able to have children. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a rib hump?

How can I  get rid of a rib hump?

Depends: If the hump is in an amenable location, surgical resection of the piece of rib can make the protruding rib shape disappear. This is purely a cosmetic procedure, though. You can have chronic pain after the procedure if the nerves that run under the ribs are damaged severely. Also, many insurances will not pay for this as it is only cosmetic. If you are still interested, check with your doctors. ...Read more

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How to stop rib hump from scoliosis to progress?

How to stop rib hump from scoliosis to progress?

Surgery: After growth stops, scoliosis curves that were sizable at that point will progress by as much as 1 degree every year. The rib hump goes along with the spine curvature. Unfortunately, the only way to reliably prevent progression at your age is a spinal fusion. ...Read more

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Hey I have scoliosis I think and have a rib hump I want to know how I can treat them?

Hey I have scoliosis I think and have a rib hump I want to know how I can treat them?

Depends on curve : It is not unusual to have a rib hump with a rhoracic level curve as a scoliosis is a twisting of the spine rather than a bending like coiling a rope. You would treat the rib hump at the time of correcting the scoliosis if surgery were indicated. Sometimes, there are procedures directed at correcting the rib deformity for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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Hi, can rib hump caused by scoliosis reduce by doing yoga?

Hi, can rib hump caused by scoliosis reduce by doing yoga?

Unlikely: Yoga can be helpful but your deformity is related to how ribs and spine grew in a spiral when tight fascia restricted vertical growth in childhood. Myofascial release and inversion table may be helpful to reduce pain and perhaps deformity, but for more than a little correction, spine and rib bones will have to change shape. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com. ...Read more

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My rib on my right side has been killing me for a few days. I have not eaten any greasy food or done anything strenious .

My rib on my right side has been killing me for a few days. I have not eaten any greasy food or done anything strenious .

Gall bladder pain: The gall bladder is in the right upper abdomen but pain in this area could be coming from a kidney stone, enlarged liver, fluid around the base of the lung and many other problems. This complaint should be investigated by your primary care physician. ...Read more