Spine Surgery Cases

Andrea D.

13+6-year-old female developed an extremely severe 158-degree scoliosis with her ribcage abutting her pelvis when standing. She was treated with a two-stage anterior and posterior spinal reconstruction and placed in halo traction for 3 months between stages. 5 years after surgery, she has excellent radiographic alignment and clinical posture. She MORE >

Mary H.

69+11-year-old female with a degenerative scoliosis that produced an increasing truncal imbalance to the right, and a thoracic kyphosis that was progressing as well. She underwent a posterior realignment from the upper thoracic spine to the sacrum and ilium with a second stage anterior fusion/cage procedure. At 5 years postoperative, MORE >

Margaret S.

60+3-year-old female with several failed lumbar spine surgeries who presented with a severe forward truncal imbalance, such that the only way she could maintain an upright posture was to hold on to a wheelchair or walker. She underwent a two stage spinal reconstruction consisting of a long instrumentation and fusion MORE >

Marcia B.

64+2-year-old legally blind female with a longstanding 70-degree adult thoracolumbar idiopathic scoliosis. She underwent a posterior reconstruction from T4 down to her sacrum and ilium. She has done very well following surgery and has been able to return to one of her favorite past times, skiing. Read about Marcia's journey >   MORE >

Lynne W.

44+4-year-old female had a lumbar scoliosis and a severe degeneration of the L5/S1 disc. As a high-level athlete (ex-triathlete and world-class cyclist), it was important to maintain as much mobility through her lumbar spine as possible. Thus, she underwent a unique surgery with a posterior scoliosis fusion performed from T12-L4 MORE >

Joyce E.

55+8-year-old female had a very unusual and severe truncal decompensation brought on by a cyst around her spinal cord in the cervical region. This produced a truncal deformity where she leaned severely to the right and forward thus could not stand upright to any extent. She underwent a posterior reconstruction MORE >

Geraldine W.

This 71+5-year-old female had prior low lumbar spinal surgery with fusion and a progressive spinal decompensation to the right side and forward over time. She underwent a first stage posterior reconstruction with a midlumbar PSO to realign her spine in both the coronal and sagittal planes. She then underwent a second stage MORE >

Antoinette W.

67+9-year-old female who had an untreated adult thoracolumbar idiopathic scoliosis progressive to 90° with poor sagittal posture. She was treated with a posterior reconstruction with a midlumbar PSO, transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions (TLIF) of her lower lumbar region all performed from a posterior approach. At 5 years postoperative, she has MORE >