Patient Cases: Congenital Scoliosis

Zion R. | Congenital Scoliosis

This is a 16-year-old who was born with a condition called congenital scoliosis, which means he had abnormalities in his spine that caused it to curve. In addition to his scoliosis, he also had significant issues with the vessels and valves of his heart that eventually caused it to start failing. To fix his heart condition, he underwent a complete ... MORE >

Rachel M.

Congenital Scoliosis, Klippel Feil, VEPTR + Halo Traction + Posterior Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation. This is a now 17 year old who had her last surgery 7 years ago at 10 years of age. We first met her when she was 3 years old. She was originally treated with a VEPTR growing rod which did require a few revisions throughout the ... MORE >

Hagar M. | Congenital Scoliosis

Hagar is a 16 year old young woman who was born with several problems with her heart and esophagus that required multiple major surgeries within the first few years of her life. As a result of these thoracic surgeries, Hagar had developed scoliosis by the time she was 2 years old. Initially she was managed with a back brace but when ... MORE >