Case Study: Adolescent Scoliosis
- The patient is a 16-year-old female with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and self-image issues.
- The patient had a prominent right rib hump and a visible spinal curve.
AP and lateral full-length X-rays showing 59 degree right thoracic curve with left compensatory thoracolumbar curve
- Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
- Selective thoraco-lumbar fusion
- 4 hours of scoliosis surgery time
- 500 cc blood loss
AP and lateral X-rays showing correction of scoliotic deformity
- The patient tolerated the procedure well and spent five days in the hospital for pain control and observation.
- She is in school where she is doing very well and participating in sporting activities.
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Formerly St. Luke’s-Roosevelt
Hospital in Manhattan
Formerly Lenox Hill Hospital