Category: adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Emma M. | Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Posted on June 20, 2016

Emma is a 13 year old competitive dancer; performing jazz, tap, lyrical, ballet, and modern dance! She came to see Dr. Vitale when she was first diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis at age 12. At that time her main curve was already 53 degrees. A curve of this size in a growing child has an extremely high likelihood of progressing. Dr. Vitale recommended surgically correcting the curve with a Posterior Spinal Instrumentation and Fusion. Read More