Spine Surgery Cases

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 >

Jessica M.

Patient presented with severe flat back syndrome and lumbar kyphosis with marked postural imbalance not allowing her to stand upright as well as severe lumbar back pain following several lumbar surgeries with decompressions and an attempted fusion. She underwent a posterior reconstruction with an L2 pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO). Following surgery 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 >

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 >