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  • sbernaz1
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    Hello! My son is 6 months post craniotomy-cervical fusion and he went into kyphosis. How do I tell if the bone has started fusing?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    If there is progressive deformity (meaning that the alignment is changing from the original surgical positioning), then there is probable non-fusion or possible plastic deformation (the bone is healing but thin and not strong enough to withstand the deformation forces). A CT scan would be necessary to determine the fusion status and look for any hardware loosening.

    Dr. Corenman

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