Spine Surgery Cases

Bryce S.

This is a 19-year-old male with a history of Idiopathic scoliosis diagnosed at age 12. Preoperatively, the patient was observed and treated in a Boston brace during the day and a Providence brace at night, but his deformity progressed. Preoperatively, the patient complained of back pain and leg pain. He has had physical therapy, exercise, and bracing for this. AP and lateral spine X-rays, showed a 70-degree right thoracic curve with a proximal thoracic curve of 36 degrees above and 33 degree lumbar below. MORE >

Beth G.

This is a 66-year-old female who presented with severe adult thoracic Idiopathic scoliosis. Patient complained of 100% back pain which was worse with sitting less than 30 minutes. She has tried several therapeutic measures, such as physical therapy, exercise, and anti-inflammatories. X-rays of her spine showed a 90-degree right thoracic idiopathic MORE >

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 >