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Margaret came to us as a second opinion at 16 years old. She was originally diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 5. She had an MRI that showed a chiari malformation and syrinx that required intervention by Dr. Neil Feldstein at Columbia.  She then wore a scoliosis brace for 10 years. She discontinued her brace at the end of growth with a curve in the mid 40’s.  Unfortunately her curve progressed to 65 degrees which is in a surgical range. This is when she came for her second opinion with us and proceeded forward with surgery.

She had a posterior spinal fusion and instrumentation from T3-L2. There was no residual curve. Preoperatively, she participated in horseback riding, drill team, color guard, tennis, biking, ROTC. She is back to all of her activities without issue.

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