Spine Surgery Cases

Miqad A.

This patient was a 23 year old male from Saudi Arabia who had neurofibromatosis and severe thoracic kyphoscoliosis. Patient complained of back pain and some shortness of breath along with preoperative right leg pain in his posterior thigh and calf. He presented with some lower extremity weakness and a spastic gait. Patient was in halo gravity for two months for a severe deformity greater than 180 degrees of kyphoscoliosis. Following the Halo Traction, M.A. had a posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion from T1-L4 and is doing well. MORE >

Susan K.

The patient is a 61 year old female who works full time and had seen multiple surgeons regarding her degenerative lumbar scoliosis and imbalance. She had preop back and leg pain.  She could not sit/stand/walk for extended period of time with a maximum of 30-60 minutes.  She tried PT, exercises, ultrasound, manipulation, bracing, anti-inflammatories, injections, and narcotics with only temporary relief. MORE >

Suzanne B.

50 y/o Female who was treated with a previous T9-L4 Posterior Instrumentation and Fusion who presented with severe coronal and sagittal plane decompensation and a fixed and rigid postural imbalance. She underwent an extensive posterior spinal reconstruction from T2-Sacrum with an L2 Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy (PSO) for coronal and sagittal MORE >

Katie E.

17 y/o Female competitive swimmer with a progressive AIS deformity, Lenke Classification of 3CN, treated with a Selective Thoracic Instrumentation and Fusion from T4-T12. She returned to the pool less than 1 month postop and to competitive swimming within 3 months postop. MORE >

Connie A.

This severe Kyphosis was due to multi-level Osteoporotic Compression Fractures.  She was treated with a Posterior Spinal Instrumentation and Fusion from T2-Sacrum with a T11 VCR. MORE >

Rebecca N.

14-year-old female with neurofibromatosis (a genetic disorder that disturbs cell growth in the nervous system causing tumors, usually benign, to form on nerve tissue). She presented with a severe thoracic kyphoscoliosis and advanced myelopathy. Her 3-dimensional CT scan and sagittal MRI show her severely angular midthoracic deformity with tenting and MORE >

Jennifer B.

12+9-year-old female who had a severe L5 and S1 isthmic spondylolisthesis. This produced not only truncal imbalance but also back pain and neurologic issues to her legs. She underwent a posterior surgery to decompress her nerves, realign her slipped vertebra and fuse only one segment (L5/S1) of her spine. At MORE >

William M.

50+9-year-old male with ankylosing spondylitis and a fixed thoracic hyperkyphosis deformity. He was unable to look forward when standing, thus interfering with walking and other daily activities. He underwent a posterior spinal reconstruction with a lumbar pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) to reshape his lumbar spine into more normal lordosis and thus allow MORE >