Patient Cases: Neuromuscular Scoliosis

Gabriella L. | Neuromuscular Scoliosis; Cerebral Palsy

Gabriella is a 14 year old who we met for the first time when she was 13. At that first visit, she was diagnosed with neuromuscular scoliosis with a 62 degree lumbar curve. Dr. Vitale recommended a posterior spinal fusion and instrumentation. Her underlying diagnosis is cerebral palsy with seizures and has a trach and a gtube. She underwent a ... MORE >

Anonymous 13 | Neuromuscular Scoliosis

This is a 17-year-old who was born with a condition called spina bifida (myelomingocele). This can cause problems with walking, bladder control, and other functions. Because of this condition, she developed scoliosis around the age of 2 ½ years old. This type of scoliosis is classified as “neuromuscular” because it is primarily caused by imbalances in nerve control (neuro) and ... MORE >

Chloe P. | Neuromuscular Scoliosis

Chloe is an 11 year old who was diagnosed with neuromuscular scoliosis at the age of 9.  She has an underlying diagnosis of VRK-1 mutation. At the time of scoliosis diagnosis, she had a 30 degree thoracic curve. At baseline, she ambulates at home with a walker and uses a motorized wheelchair outsider her home. She first came to Dr. ... MORE >

Omari S. | Neuromuscular Scoliosis

Omari was diagnosed at the age of 15 and came to Dr. Vitale for a second opinion in regards to his scoliosis curve that was already in a surgical range. He also had back pain and hip pain. He had a 94 degree curve preoperatively and underwent a posterior spinal fusion and instrumentation from T2 to the pelvis. This was ... MORE >

Mathew M.

Neuromuscular Scoliosis with underlying diagnosis of SMA, MAGEC insertion followed by a Posterior Spinal Fusion 5 years later. This is an 11 year old who had a MAGEC insertion at 6 years of age in the setting of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) type 2. He had MAGEC lengthenings about every 4 months until it ran out of length at which time ... MORE >

Commonly Performed Scoliosis Surgeries Before & After—Neuromuscular Scoliosis

This listing shows a series of X-ray images of this case, showing before and after images. Neuromuscular Scoliosis.... MORE >