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    Old 06-03-2015, 08:05 AM   #1
    caleb1115
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    Rib Hump Removal Years After Scoliosis Surgery?

    I had scoliosis surgery to correct a 46 degree curvature back in 1998 or so - before the screw and rod system was the norm. I was given the option of correcting my rib hump, but declined (this was a mistake.)

    I've been thinking about correcting my rib hump, but unsure about everything this procedure would entail. Would hospital stay be a requirement? If so, how many days? Also, would this procedure be considered cosmetic at this point and therefore not covered by insurance?

    Thank you!

     
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    Old 06-04-2015, 08:10 AM   #2
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    Re: Rib Hump Removal Years After Scoliosis Surgery?

    I did not know the answers to your questions but wanted to welcome you to the board. I then did a bit of research which I hope will be helpful.

    The name of the procedure is a thoracoplasty and it sounds reasonably complicated as it removes part of the ribs. Several sites indicate the usual recovery is 4-8 days in the hospital, followed by the several months it takes for the ribs to grow back. As you stated, it is more conveniently done at the time of the scoliosis surgery, but can also be done at a later date.

    You might want to call your surgeon's office to see if it would be covered by insurance.

    You can find information about thoracoplasty online, including on the scoliosis website.
    Good luck.

     
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