Category: Michael Vitale MD

Starla M | Early Onset Scoliosis

Posted on March 23, 2018

Starla M 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 ... Read More

Finlay K | Scoliosis Down Syndrome

Posted on March 23, 2018

Finlay was 13 years old when he first came to our office by recommendation of his pediatrician.   Finlay’s scoliosis presents in the setting of Down’s Syndrome and renal disease. Finlay’s curves measured 37, 53, and 55 degrees.  We discussed the ... Read More

Justin I. | Scoliosis Case with Tethered Cord

Posted on February 28, 2018

Justin is an 8-year-old boy who presented to our office as a third opinion for scoliosis. Justin’s x-rays showed a curve measuring 21 degrees. With much discussion about the process and commitment required for bracing, we decided to continue monitoring ... Read More

Andrew C | Scoliosis Case

Posted on February 05, 2018

Andrew was 13 when he first presented to our office. He has a positive family history of scoliosis with his older brother having a spinal fusion. I had a discussion with Andrew and his parents about non operative treatment of ... Read More

Njood A. | International Patient

Posted on April 18, 2017

Njood was an 11 year old international patient who presented to us with a large curve of 100 degrees of thoracic scoliosis and 100 degrees of kyphosis.  Her MRI showed changes to the spinal cord and she was developing progressive ... Read More

Kate S. | Scoliosis Case

Posted on February 02, 2017

Kate was a 13 year old when she presented to our office.  She had a 48 degree main thoracic curve.  We spoke about the fact that she had lots of growth left and her curve was in a surgical range.  ... Read More

Fatoumata D. | Scoliosis Case

Posted on February 02, 2017

Fatoumata was 8 years old when she first presented to our office. At that time, she had a 15 degree thoracic curve and a 15 degree lumbar curve. Her curve progressed to almost 30 degrees so she started bracing with ... Read More

Santiago F. | Casting Case

Posted on February 01, 2017

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, ... Read More

Ryan F. | Casting Case

Posted on February 01, 2017

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 ... Read More