Patient Cases: Selective Lumbar Fusion

Anonymous 18 | Lenke Type 5, Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

This is a 14-year-old girl who first saw Dr. Vitale when she was 12 years old. Her thoracic curve was 42 degrees, and her lumbar curve was 75 degrees. When the major curve is lumbar and the thoracic curve is “non-structural,” this case of Idiopathic Scoliosis is called a “Lenke Type 5 Scoliosis.” Due to the size of her lumbar ... MORE >