Patient Cases: Idiopathic Infantile Scoliosis

Michael M. | Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis

This is a now 5 year old who we met at 8 months of age with a 29-degree major curve with an RVAD of approximately 25 degrees. This was a supine xray. He then came back 4 months later and had a standing xray that showed a 40 degree curve with an RVAD of 53. He underwent 4 Mehta style scoliosis ... 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 >

Santiago F.

Santiago is a young boy from the Dominican Republic with Idiopathic Infantile Scoliosis. He first came to see Dr. Vitale when he was 16 months old for a second opinion. He had been treated previously with two Cotrel casts. Unfortunately, after the casts were removed his curve had rebounded to its pre-casting size of 45 degrees. Given his young age and ... MORE >

Ryan F.

Ryan is a 3 year old who we saw for the first time at 14 months. His came to us for a second opinion. He was already being treated with a brace. He presented with a 40 degree curve with a rib vertebral angle of 38 degrees. He had a high risk of progression because of multiple factors. It was ... MORE >