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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

Dr. Edward Hellman
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Why didn't my scoliosis rib hump resolve after surgery?

Why didn't my scoliosis rib hump resolve after surgery?

Derotation hard: We are bettter at at straightening curve s rotating the spine with the tools we currently have is limit correcting the rotational deformity of scoliosis which cause the rib hump is technically difficult to accomplish the ribs not enough leverage, ribs themselves can have ther own deformity that can't be corrected by correcting the spine deformity s. ...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?

Se. A spine doctor: Only bracing in a growing person and surgery has changed the natural course of scoliosis a spine specialist can explain options after curve magnitudes have beeneasured on standing long cassette xrays. ...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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Is it possible to still have a rib hump after scoliosis surgery?

Is it possible to still have a rib hump after scoliosis surgery?

It's common: The rib can have its own deformity to be treated separtely. ...Read more

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What can be the cause/s of hump of the ribs underneath the breasts.Other than scoliosis.?

What can be the cause/s of  hump of the ribs underneath the breasts.Other than scoliosis.?

Sternal asymmetry: Your breast bone (sternum) can articulate with your ribs deeper, shallower, or in the center of your your rib cage. The former is called "pectus excavatum, " the next is called "pectus carinatum." both can cause the ribs to hump up in the chest. Both are innocuous. Check with your doctor for proper diagnosis and explanation. ...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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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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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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Can scoliosis cause rib cage pain?

Can scoliosis cause rib cage pain?

Scoliosis: Yes scoliosis can cause rib pain. See an orthopedist if you are in pain. ...Read more

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I've got scoliosis and a prominent back. Is there anything that can correct or remove my back ribs?

Potentially: The prominence of the ribs on one side of the back in a patient with scoliosis is related to the rotation that occurs in most cases of scoliosis; it is known as an asymmetric trunk rotation or "rib hump." Severe cases can be corrected surgically. ...Read more

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What to do if I have scoliosis and a prominent back. is there anything that can correct or remove my back ribs?

What to do if I have scoliosis and a prominent back. is there anything that can correct or remove my back ribs?

Ask orthopedic dr: Most scoliosis is treated in adolescence when curve is more flexible.. Once skeletal maturity or growth is completed, a patient with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is now said to have adult idiopathic scoliosis. The distinction is important for while a patient with adult Idiopathic Scoliosis may still need treatment for progression, pain is much more common indication for treatment. ...Read more

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Lower rib bone on the left sticks out more than the right, most obvious when lying on my back, could this relate to my scoliosis?

Most likely as : Scoliosis is a twisting or rotation rather than a bend of the spine just like taking a straight hanging rope & coiling it leading to the curvature but also the asymmetry or changes in regard to rib appearance for one as well as waist creases and how far one arm is from the body as compared to the other when hanging down on each side as well as shoulder height differences and even breast appearance. ...Read more

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Sir as I have visual impression that my ribs are uneven and protruding. So how will i get to know wether i m suffering from scoliosis. ?

Xray: One of the first findings in scoliosis is a rotation of the trunk, otherwise known as an asymmetric trunk rotation or rib hump. On the other hand some people may have an asymmetry in their ribs without scoliosis. A simple xray will determine if you have scoliosis. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Intermit midbackpain wheremy spine curves frm scoliosis. Radiates around under right ribs. What could cause? Months b/t episodz sometimes.

Intermit midbackpain wheremy spine curves frm scoliosis. Radiates around under right ribs. What could cause?  Months b/t episodz sometimes.

Midbackpain and ribs: Scoliosis is an unhealthy curvature of a normally straight spine, affecting 12 million people worldwide. A rotation of the vertebra and the rib cage usually accompanies this unhealthy curve. Bio-mechanical stresses that could potentially cause rib pain. Cobbs angle needs to be measured by spine x ray to ensure curvature is not compressing the pulmonary space. Also monitor your respiration /heart.C. ...Read more

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Been having chostochondritis in my left or right ribs these days.is it bcoz of scoliosis?i have it. 5degree in dextroconvex & 7degree in levoconvex.

Possible: It is possibly from the scoliosis.
But have you had any local trauma to the painful area.
Local trauma is more likely to cause the problem.

If you continue to have pain, then best to see your DR ...Read more

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I have mild scoliosis, which is 5degree dextroconvex & 7degree levoconvex. It made my left rib protrude a bit, esp. when i lay in my back.is it bad?

No: The degree of scoliosis itself is not severe enough to need treatment in and of itself. The first thing that occurs in the development if scoliosis is a rotation of the spine which does cause a asymmetry of the rib cage known as a asymmetric trunk rotation. ...Read more

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I have scoliosis, 20 degree and 43 degree curves, and I'm having sharp pains while breathing and an indent in my ribs. Could this be from scoliosis?

Yes: You need to have an exam. Should include an x-ray
of spine while standing barefoot , A-P and lateral
views to include head to knees. ...Read more

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I've got mild scoliosis which has forced my spine to twist, making one side of my ribs concave. I can feel a pop when twisting on this side (lower)??

Unclear: Depends on when you have seen your Dr last. It is certainly a strange complaint but I would get it checked particularly if you haven't had an X Ray in a couple years. Rib deformity is generally associated with curves that are larger though this is not always the case. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a person who have a left rib cage higher than right that when i try to deep breath it hurts in the left rib cage.. I got scoliosis ?

Is it normal for a person who have a left rib cage higher   than right that when i try to deep breath it hurts in the left rib cage.. I got scoliosis ?

Possibly: what you describe can be found in cases of scoliosis. An exam, or even a look in a full length mirror. Can give you some information as to,that. The rib cage attaches to the spine. If the spine is bending , the rib cage will follow. And may appear asymmetrical. One side could be higher. That could cause pain with respiration. ...Read more

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I have scoliosis and a twist in my spine. How can I keep ribs from dislocating when i sleep?

I have scoliosis and a twist in my spine. How can I keep ribs from  dislocating when i sleep?

The ribs won't!!!: Scoliosis in its typical presentation is a deformity of the spine in which the spine actually rotates or coils just like the coiling of the rope so if it involves the area of the spine with ribs. They will appear distorted but they are not dislocating . See a spine specialist to evaluate your scoliosis for guidance and what to expect as well as for treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Why does scoliosis causes costochondritis sometimes?is it because the ribs are protruding in the wrong way?

Potentially: Patients with scoliosis do have some degree of an asymmetric trunk rotation (atr) and this can cause some deformity at the ribs as well. This could potentially out you at increased risk for episodes of costochondritis. Don't hesitate to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to get a thoracoplasty (rib removal) without having corrective scoliosis surgery?

Please explain if it is possible to get a thoracoplasty (rib removal) without having corrective scoliosis surgery?

Not a clear? ??: A rib removal has nothing 2 do with scoli.Nor does a thoracoplasty have any connection 2 scoli. A thoracoplasty, depending on what is 2 b done may or may not require rib/ribs 2 b removed, but not in their entirety, just enough 2 allow exposure. ...Read more

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Does muscle imbalance + turned rib cage mean scoliosis?

Potentially: Possibly, scoliosis sually begins with a rotation of the vertebrae. This causes a rib hump, otherwise known as an asymmetric trunk rotation. There are also patients with neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy that have muscular imbalance and can have scoliosis. Please consider being checked, a simple xray will definitively answer the question of whether or not you have scoliosis. ...Read more

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I have minimal scoliosis,dextro 5 & levo 7.what bothers me is my left rib sticking out & hurts when i lay on my side & find it hard to breathe now.

I have minimal scoliosis,dextro 5 & levo 7.what bothers me is my left rib sticking out & hurts when i lay on my side  & find it hard to breathe now.

Be seen: That degree of mild spinal curvature can not cause difficulty breathing; do, if you are having trouble breathing you should be seen immediately and it is likely from another source. ...Read more

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25 degree scoliosis i'm 18 and stopped growing so curve won't progress. Having a bruised feeling under lower ribs am i growing or is it getting worse?

25 degree scoliosis i'm 18 and stopped growing so curve won't progress. Having a bruised feeling under lower ribs am i growing or is it getting worse?

Not correct: Curve can still progress even though you may be done growing. Stay fit and strong, swimming is a great exercise, get an xray at least once per year to follow. You will need to be examined to find out about the pain, can be many things. ...Read more

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