Patient Cases: Early Onset Scoliosis

Anonymous 4 | Early Onset Scoliosis

This is a 7-year-old girl who was diagnosed with Early Onset Scoliosis when she was 3 years old. She has been followed by Dr. Vitale since she was 4 years old, and her curve was initially 36 degrees. Her main thoracic curve progressed to 85 degrees so it was decided to proceed forward with surgery. She had MAGEC rods inserted due ... MORE >

Marielle S. | Early Onset Scoliosis

Marielle is a girl who first came to Dr. Vitale at 10 months of age for a second opinion of her Idiopathic Infantile Scoliosis. She initially presented with a major curve of 30 degrees and a minor curve of 12 degrees, and Dr. Vitale recommended observation. Dr. Vitale saw her again when she was 18 months old and her major ... MORE >

Margaret G. | Early Onset Scoliosis

Margaret came to us as a second opinion at 16 years old. She was originally diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 5. She had an MRI that showed a chiari malformation and syrinx that required intervention by Dr. Neil Feldstein at Columbia.  She then wore a scoliosis brace for 10 years. She discontinued her brace at the end of ... MORE >

Aiden A. | Early Onset Scoliosis

We met Aiden when he was 3 years old for a second opinion in regards to his recently diagnosed scoliosis. He was already in a brace by the time we met him but his out of brace xrays showed a curve of 56 degrees that did not improve in the brace. He was also later diagnosed with underlying Marfan Syndrome ... MORE >

Aibhlinn C. | Early onset scoliosis

Aibhlinn came to us as an 18 month old. Mom had recently noticed a difference on her back and they brought her in for an evaluation and first xray. She had curves of 44 and 47. She had an RVAD of 22 degrees. We recommended obtaining a spine MRI to evaluate for syrinx, chiari and tethered cord and started the ... MORE >

Starla M.

Starla first came to our office at the age of 5 as a second opinion for Early Onset Scoliosis. Starla’s aunt first noted asymmetries. Upon X-Ray, Starla had severe thoracic and lumbar curves of 55 and 47 degrees.  With severe curves, we discussed bracing, casting, and surgical interventions.  Her parents wanted to postpone surgery as long as possible, as a ... MORE >