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

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

Caitlin M.

12+6-year-old female presented with a severe 159-degree idiopathic thoracic scoliosis (Lenke curve classification 4AN). Her spine was nearly touching her ribcage. She underwent preliminary halo-gravity traction followed by a two-stage posterior spinal fusion and a posterior-based VCR for correction of her severe deformity. At 5 years postoperative, she has excellent MORE