Category: VEPTR growing rod construct

Hagar M. | Congenital Scoliosis

Posted on June 09, 2016

Hagar is a 16 year old young woman who was born with several problems with her heart and esophagus that required multiple major surgeries within the first few years of her life. As a result of these thoracic surgeries, Hagar had developed scoliosis by the time she was 2 years old. Initially she was managed with a back brace but when she was 8 years old her curve progressed to 65 degrees and she was beginning to develop restrictive lung disease. At that point, Dr. Vitale recommended a VEPTR growing rod construct to control her curve while she grew. Read More