Patient Cases: Scoliosis Casting

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 >

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 >

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 >