• Amber

Orthopedic Surgeon - Dr. Keith Bridwell

Updated: Mar 14, 2018

We saw the Orthopedic Surgeon for Brett’s spine on Friday.


He did say he wants to see Brett every 9 months to watch his spine grow. He is angled “between a 15 & 20” and said he’ll typically brace the child if the angle gets to between 25-30. Surgery, if the child is angled at a 40. He’s a long way from 40 though so we’re going to think positive thoughts.


What can we do to help the angle? He said “just keep him active. Bracing a skinny kid is much more effective than bracing a fat kid” If you’ve seen my skinny, 54 pound boy, you’d know that’s not a problem



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Update on Brett from today: (Previous one below) He just visited with Dr. Bridwell, Orthopedic Surgeon at Washing University – We couldn’t possibly ask for better news. He saw no need to do an x-ray.