Category: Spinal Fusion

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

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

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

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