Ana Lucia Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery
Vice Chair, Quality and Strategy, Orthopedic Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center
Director, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Chief, Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis Service
Morgan Stanley Childrens Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian
Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering (AVBT) Case & Surgical Procedure
Vertebral Body Tethering is a growth modulation technique similar to vertebral stapling. This technique is different in that it involves placing pedicle screws in the anterior vertebral bodies. This is typically done thorascopically. The screws are attached to each other with a flexible, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) cable ...
Samantha's curve was impacting her quality of life, so Dr. Vitale proceeded with a spinal fusion and instrumentation. She went from a 55 degree curve that was causing deformity and back pain to a 15 degree curve. “Dr. Vitale not only fused my spine, he gave me back my dreams!"
My team and I developed this unique application to allow you and your family to measure and keep track of your child's curve and to provide some additional functionality and information that we hope you will find helpful.
Meghan is a healthy young girl who was diagnosed with Early Onset Scoliosis when she was 6 years old. Meghan came to see Dr. Vitale soon after she was diagnosed. At that visit her main thoracic curve measured 61 degrees.
Scoliosis Patient Story | Competitive Dancer Back on Stage
Emma is a 13 year old competitive dancer; performing jazz, tap, lyrical, ballet, and modern dance! She came to see Dr. Vitale when she was first diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis at age 12. At that time her main curve was already 53 degrees.
Fatoumata was 8 years old when she first presented to our office. At that time, she had a 15 degree thoracic curve and a 15 degree lumbar curve. Her curve progressed to almost 30 degrees so she started bracing with...
New Book: Scoliosis: A Guide for Children and Their Families
"Scoliosis, a guide for Patients and Families" was written to help guide you and your family through the journey of getting the best possible care for childhood scoliosis. Written by experts in the field, this guide is meant to answer the real-life questions you need to know...