Spine Surgery Cases

Natasha R.

15+10-year-old female presented to us 5 years after a scoliosis fusion with problems related to a proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) above her instrumentation. She had a severe 130-degree kyphosis from her cervical spine to her proximal thoracic region. She was treated with preoperative halo-gravity traction then a posterior reconstruction with MORE >

Cameron R.

9+8-year-old male with neurofibromatosis with resultant early-onset scoliosis treated with multiple surgeries with areas of his spine that did not completely heal. He was referred to us with a 130-degree scoliosis and nearly 90° of kyphosis. He underwent preliminary halo-gravity traction and a revision posterior reconstruction with a 3-level VCR MORE >

Alex B.

14+5-year-old male had a severe progressive thoracic kyphoscoliosis that was very rigid. Thus, he underwent a posterior reconstruction with a VCR to correct his severe deformity with a fusion from T2-L4. Read about Alex's journey >   MORE >

Elizabeth H.

17+5-year-old female had a very unusual and severe deformity following attempted treatment of her congenital scoliosis 4 years prior. This was complicated by neurologic problems from which she slowly recovered. However, her scoliosis progressed and produced a marked truncal decompensation to the right, which progressed over time. She underwent a MORE >

Dorcas W.

58+2-year-old female had classic flatback syndrome from previous Harrington rod instrumentation and fusion for idiopathic scoliosis. At nearly 20 years postoperative, she had progression of her unfused lumbar spine below the rod, spinal stenosis, and both coronal and especially sagittal spinal imbalance. She underwent a complex two stage spinal reconstruction MORE >

Tierney O.

13+2-year-old female with adolescent idiopathic right thoracic scoliosis (Lenke curve classification 1BN) treated with a posterior pedicle screw construct with near complete correction of her scoliosis maintained at 5 years postoperative. Read about Tierney's journey >   MORE >

Svetlana B.

14+10-year-old female from Moscow, Russia came to Saint Louis for treatment of her very severe scoliosis. She had a 149-degree idiopathic scoliosis with her spine resting against her ribcage completely obliterating her right lung field. She had very limited pulmonary function and altered cardiac function. She underwent a two-stage spine MORE >

Robert B.

17+7-year-old male with Scheuermann’s kyphosis treated elsewhere. Unfortunately, he developed a spine infection requiring instrumentation removal. He presented to us with progressive kyphosis to +115° with pain. We performed a single-stage posterior reconstruction with multiple posterior column osteotomies to restore normal kyphosis. His curve improved from +115° to +47° with MORE >