Category: Spinal Fusion

Anonymous 17 | Syndromic Scoliosis

Posted on June 03, 2024

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 ... Read More

Zion R. | Congenital Scoliosis

Posted on June 03, 2024

This is a 16-year-old who was born with a condition called congenital scoliosis, which means he had abnormalities in his spine that caused it to curve. In addition to his scoliosis, he also had significant issues with the vessels and ... Read More

Anonymous 13 | Neuromuscular Scoliosis

Posted on April 09, 2024

This is a 17-year-old who was born with a condition called spina bifida (myelomingocele). This can cause problems with walking, bladder control, and other functions. Because of this condition, she developed scoliosis around the age of 2 ½ years old. ... Read More

Chloe P. | Neuromuscular Scoliosis

Posted on April 09, 2024

Chloe is an 11 year old who was diagnosed with neuromuscular scoliosis at the age of 9.  She has an underlying diagnosis of VRK-1 mutation. At the time of scoliosis diagnosis, she had a 30 degree thoracic curve. At baseline, she ambulates at home with a walker and uses a motorized wheelchair outsider her home. She first came to Dr. Vitale a year and a half later at the age of 10. By then, her curve had grown to 70 degrees. That meant that surgery was needed to correct her curve as it had gotten too big for bracing to be effective. Due to her VRK-1 mutation, she required optimization of her medical comorbidities including the insertion of a gastric tube for feeding. Read More

Michael M. | Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis

Posted on January 31, 2024

This is a now 5 year old who we met at 8 months of age with a 29-degree major curve with an RVAD of approximately 25 degrees. This was a supine xray. He then came back 4 months later and ... Read More

Anonymous 10 | Congenital Kyphoscoliosis

Posted on January 23, 2024

This is a 12 year old who had prior spine surgeries abroad that consisted of hemivertebrectomy, short fusion and insertion of a VEPTR. She proceeded to have multiple lengthenings overseas. She also had a VSD that was repaired, DDH that ... Read More

Jack M. | Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis

Posted on January 22, 2024

Jack came to us as a second opinion at the age of 9. He had recently been diagnosed but wanted another opinion. He had 21 and 20 degree curves at that time. He started with Schroth physical therapy and did ... Read More

Anonymous 7 | Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis

Posted on January 22, 2024

Patient was a 9 year old when she presented to us but the pediatrician had noticed the scoliosis a few years prior. Her older sister was also a patient of ours who had spondylolisthesis that required surgery followed by a ... Read More

Omari S. | Neuromuscular Scoliosis

Posted on December 18, 2023

Omari was diagnosed at the age of 15 and came to Dr. Vitale for a second opinion in regards to his scoliosis curve that was already in a surgical range. He also had back pain and hip pain. He had ... Read More

Isabella D. | Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Posted on December 18, 2023

Isabella was ten years old when she first came to our office upon the recommendation of her pediatrician for suspected scoliosis. Isabella is very active playing tennis and soccer. Isabella clinically appeared to have slight asymmetries at her shoulder and ... Read More