Spine Surgery Cases

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 >

Molly F.

9+5-year old female with juvenile-onset idiopathic scoliosis underwent posterior pedicle screw instrumentation construct with maintenance of her correction at 5 years postoperative, now completely skeletally mature. MORE >

Marida F.

19+1-year-old female with a very severe adolescent idiopathic right thoracic scoliosis with her spine nearly touching her ribcage on the right side. Her spine was severely rotated as well. She underwent a two-stage posterior reconstruction with a VCR to correct her severe scoliosis deformity.   Read about Marida's journey >   MORE >

Kathryn C.

14+4-year-old female had an 81-degree thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with a 46-degree proximal thoracic curve producing a double thoracic curve pattern (Lenke curve classification 2AN). She underwent a posterior pedicle screw instrumentation and fusion from T3-L1. At 5 years postoperative, she has maintained excellent coronal correction and trunk alignment. MORE >

Hannah B.

11+10-year-old female cerebral palsy patient with a severe progressive 118-degree scoliosis and pelvic obliquity. She was treated with a single stage posterior pedicle screw construct procedure resulting in very nice correction of her severe scoliosis and improvement in her overall health and appearance. Read about Hannah's journey >   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 >