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.