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Old 01-16-2012, 01:47 PM
Maria Maria is offline
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Default re your scar

19 inches? Is that from your lumbar area to thoracic? Pretty dang long! Are your other scars vertical as well or do you have some horizontal scars?

My lumbar scar is about 7 inches across horizontally. The surgeon that did this in LA used to "brand" his patients w/this surgical approach (everyone else went vertical I was told). The surgeon told me it was better to approach the disc in this manner as I had disc material squished out on both sides tho he wouldn't have really known that until he went in (spent 6 hours in my first spine surgery for open L5S1 discectomy).
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