Patient Cases: Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis

Anonymous 2 | Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis

This 10-year-old female with new Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis (JIS) diagnosis had been having back pain for about a year prior to the procedure, and it was getting worse. Upon physical exam, her shoulders and pelvis were level, and she had a fluid gait. Adams forward bend test showed right thoracic and a left lumbar paraspinal prominence. Kyphosis looked to be ... MORE >

Janelle M.

Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis, NYRC bracing This is a 9 year old who came to our office for the first time with a 50 degree curve. We spoke about options which included bracing and surgery. We spoke about the fact that since she was so young we would recommend a MAGEC insertion. After considering the options, Janelle and her family decided on ... MORE >

Jake T.

Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis, MAGEC + Posterior Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation. This is a now 13 year old who we have followed since he was 5 years old. He started with a 33 degree curve and initially tried a brace. The curve continued to progress over the years. At the age of 9, his curve had progressed to 64 degrees. At that ... MORE >

Ava G.

Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis, Selective Thoracic Posterior Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation. This is a 12 year old who was diagnosed at the age of 6 with juvenile idiopathic scoliosis. She tried nighttime bracing at an outside practice but had a hard time with it. She came to us with a surgical curve of 50 degrees and a lumbar curve of 35 degrees. ... MORE >