Patient Cases

Ava G.

Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis, Selective Thoracic Posterior Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation. This is a 12 year old who was diagnosed at the age of 6 with juvenile idiopathic scoliosis. She tried nighttime bracing at an outside practice but had a hard time with it. She came to us with a surgical curve of 50 degrees and a lumbar curve of 35 degrees. ... MORE >

Reagan W.

Syndromic Scoliosis in the setting of Charcot Marie Tooth, Posterior Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation. This is a 12 year old with Syndromic scoliosis in the setting of Charcot Marie Tooth. She had a 50 degree thoracic curve and a 50 degree lumbar curve. The scoliosis was discovered after some other surgeries that she had done recently. She had a fusion from ... MORE >

Mathew M.

Neuromuscular Scoliosis with underlying diagnosis of SMA, MAGEC insertion followed by a Posterior Spinal Fusion 5 years later. This is an 11 year old who had a MAGEC insertion at 6 years of age in the setting of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) type 2. He had MAGEC lengthenings about every 4 months until it ran out of length at which time ... MORE >

Elisha J.

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, Selective Thoracic Posterior Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation. This is a 12 year old with Idiopathic Scoliosis. She did Schroth and Rigo Cheneau bracing that she wore about 8 hours a day. Her curve continued to progress into a surgical range. She had no complaints of pain. Preoperatively, she had a main right thoracic curve of 62 degrees with ... MORE >

Kayla C.

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, Posterior Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation. This is a 12 year old with Idiopathic Scoliosis that was recently diagnosed. She had no complaints of pain. Preoperatively, she had a main right thoracic curve of 64 degrees with an upper thoracic curve of 28 degrees and a lumbar curve of 56 degrees. She had a kyphosis of 47 degrees. She ... MORE >

Starla M.

Starla 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 severe curves, we discussed bracing, casting, and surgical interventions.  Her parents wanted to postpone surgery as long as possible, as a ... MORE >

Finlay K.

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 risks and benefits of surgery at length with Finlay and his family. To ensure safety during surgical planning, we worked ... MORE >

Justin I.

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 Justin and obtain an MRI to rule out any underlying causes of juvenile-onset scoliosis.  The MRI did in fact show ... MORE >

Andrew C.

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 scoliosis.  I recommended both bracing and Schroth physical therapy.  He started this right away.  We discussed various brace options and ... MORE >

Njood A.

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 weakness to her lower extremities.  Her pulmonary status was also declining.  They came to our hospital for help with this ... MORE >


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