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Chloe P. | Neuromuscular Scoliosis

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. ... MORE >

Anonymous 4 | Early Onset Scoliosis

This is a 7-year-old girl who was diagnosed with Early Onset Scoliosis when she was 3 years old. She has been followed by Dr. Vitale since she was 4 years old, and her curve was initially 36 degrees. Her main thoracic curve progressed to 85 degrees so it was decided to proceed forward with surgery. She had MAGEC rods inserted due ... MORE >

Michael M. | Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis

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 had a standing xray that showed a 40 degree curve with an RVAD of 53. He underwent 4 Mehta style scoliosis ... MORE >

Anonymous 10 | Congenital Kyphoscoliosis

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 required an open reduction of the hip and a horseshoe kidney. She came to New York for another opinion, and they ... MORE >

Victoria M. | Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis

This is a 12 year old whom I met when she was 7 years old. At that time, she had a curves measuring 26 and 21 proximal to distal. We recommended Schroth physical therapy. When she started hitting her growth spurt her curve progressed to the 30 degree range. She started bracing along with the Schroth. She had trouble with full ... MORE >

Anonymous 9 | Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

This patient is now a 17 year old who we first evaluated when she was 13 years old. At that time, she had a 29 degree thoracic curve and a 38 degree lumbar curve. She did bracing and schroth. She had difficulties with both due to availability during Covid-19 as well as not able to wear the brace full time ... MORE >

Jack M. | Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis

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 great with this. A year later his curve progressed and he was prescribed a Rigo Cheneau N brace which is a ... MORE >

Anonymous 7 | Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis

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 2nd stage posterior spinal fusion for her scoliosis. Patient presented to us with a surgical curve but because of her ... MORE >

Mia D. | Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Mia is a young woman who came to us at 14 year old as a second opinion. She also had some back pain. She had her growth spurt ahead of her but already had a 54 degree curve. I recommended a posterior spinal fusion. She had a fusion from T4-L3 with plastic surgery closure.... MORE >

Anonymous 8 | Syndromic Scoliosis

11-year-old female diagnosed with Syndromic Scoliosis. Managed with conservative bracing until 2020, but didn’t tolerate very well due to breathing concerns while wearing it. Has seen multiple orthopaedic & neurosurgeons in the past and was recommended surgical intervention given curve magnitude (61° 5 months prior). She came to Dr. Vitale for another opinion. Instrumentation: MSD stainless steel growth guided system. Shilla ... MORE >