Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Correction #2

History

This patient is a 14 year old female with progressive and worsening spinal curvature.

Bracing did not successfully reduce her spinal deformity, and she was growing particularly concerned about the appearance of her back.

Examination

Upon having the patient bend forward, profound rightward rotation was noted in the patient’s thoracic spine. Plain x-rays revealed a profound spinal curvature.

Pre-treatment Images

Diagnosis

She was diagnosed with progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis; the main thoracic curve is measured at 68-degrees.

Selected Treatment

The patient underwent corrective surgery on her back with placement of screws and rods.

Post-operative radiographs

Pre- and Post-operative images

Outcome

The patient reported feeling taller and more confident after surgery. She returned to school and regular activities 2 weeks after surgery.

 
 
 
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