Patient Cases: Selective Thoracic Posterior Spinal Fusion

Anonymous 17 | Syndromic Scoliosis

This is a 19 year old teenage girl who has syndromic scoliosis secondary to familial dysautonomia. She was first diagnosed with familial dysautonomia at the age of 3. She first saw Dr. Vitale when she was 11 years old. At first visit,  she had a thoracic curve of 37 degrees and so a brace was prescribed for her. However, her ... MORE >

Victoria M. | Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis

This is a 12 year old whom I met when she was 7 years old. At that time, she had a curves measuring 26 and 21 proximal to distal. We recommended Schroth physical therapy. When she started hitting her growth spurt her curve progressed to the 30 degree range. She started bracing along with the Schroth. She had trouble with full ... MORE >