Thanks a lot for your nice letter, I will be happy to post a link to
your fine article.
It may interest you to know that I assisted at a similar operation to
yours in 1980 or so. Our scoliosis surgeon here in Malmö was then Stig
Willner, who sadly died a few years ago. He used the Milwaukee brace
after the Harrington rod operation, not casts or the kind of brace you
received. I remember the patient well, it was a boy who had used the
Milwaukee brace for a few years before the operation.
As you probably know, the technique today is different. The spine is
stable after the operation and a brace is rarely needed. With
thoracoscopic release the spine can be made almost straight. The
disadvantage is that the operating time often is too long - and the
bleeding too large, at least to me as an anesthesiologist ;-)