Patient Cases: Neuromuscular Scoliosis

Finlay K.

Finlay was 13 years old when he first came to our office by recommendation of his pediatrician.   Finlay’s scoliosis presents in the setting of Down’s Syndrome and renal disease. Finlay’s curves measured 37, 53, and 55 degrees.  We discussed the risks and benefits of surgery at length with Finlay and his family.  To ensure safety during surgical planning, we worked ... MORE >

Justin I.

Justin is an 8-year-old boy who presented to our office as a third opinion for scoliosis. Justin’s x-rays showed a curve measuring 21 degrees. With much discussion about the process and commitment required for bracing, we decided to continue monitoring Justin and obtain an MRI to rule out any underlying causes of juvenile-onset scoliosis.  The MRI did in fact show ... MORE >