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Kate S.

Kate was a 13 year old when she presented to our office. She had a 48 degree main thoracic curve. We spoke about the fact that she had lots of growth left and her curve was in a surgical range. We did spend some time talking about some other options including bracing, Schroth physical therapy, and observation. They went to ... MORE >

Anonymous | Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

This 13-year-old girl had been diagnosed with scoliosis as a 12-year-old. She had been referred to Dr. Vitale’s clinic by her primary care physician. She had a major curve of 40 degrees. There was no family or past medical history, and she was a competitive diver. Upon physical exam: fluid, symmetric, age-appropriate gait. Hips heights were equal. Left shoulder was higher ... MORE >

Anonymous | Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis

This 10-year-old female with new Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis (JIS) diagnosis had been having back pain for about a year prior to the procedure, and it was getting worse. Upon physical exam, her shoulders and pelvis were level, and she had a fluid gait. Adams forward bend test showed right thoracic and a left lumbar paraspinal prominence. Kyphosis looked to be ... MORE >

Rachel M.

Congenital Scoliosis, Klippel Feil, VEPTR + Halo Traction + Posterior Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation. This is a now 17 year old who had her last surgery 7 years ago at 10 years of age. We first met her when she was 3 years old. She was originally treated with a VEPTR growing rod which did require a few revisions throughout the ... MORE >

Hamzy A.

Type of Scoli; Halo + Posterior Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation. This is a 13 year old with a complicated medical history including TAPVR—Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return—ASD, and PDA (all cardiac) that was repaired on day 9 of life. He also had a fungal meningitis at age 1 that left him with subsequent complications. In addition, he has a single functional ... MORE >

Faith W.

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, Posterior Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation. This is an 18 year old whose curve progressed after skeletal maturity. It went from 28 to 38 and then 45 degrees. They decided to proceed forward with surgery. Her curves prior to surgery were 33, 45 and 18. She had a fusion from T3-L3. She participates in crew and is back to ... MORE >

Janelle M.

Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis, NYRC bracing This is a 9 year old who came to our office for the first time with a 50 degree curve. We spoke about options which included bracing and surgery. We spoke about the fact that since she was so young we would recommend a MAGEC insertion. After considering the options, Janelle and her family decided on ... MORE >

Jake T.

Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis, MAGEC + Posterior Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation. This is a now 13 year old who we have followed since he was 5 years old. He started with a 33 degree curve and initially tried a brace. The curve continued to progress over the years. At the age of 9, his curve had progressed to 64 degrees. At that ... MORE >

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 >