Osteotomy Surgery for Severe Scoliosis / Kyphosis

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Case Studies

Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy for Post Laminectomy Flatback and Kyphosis

This 65 year old woman had multiple previous operations and was partially wheelchair bound with postlaminectomy dislocation of L2 on L3 and flatback syndrome.

After workup and medical clearance she had a L3 PSO with T10 to the pelvis intrumentation. She left the hospital in 5 days, and is now over one year out. She can stand straight, walk over a mile, garden, and has almost no limitations in her activities of daily living.

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This 5 year old boy with previous spine infection had developed a 90 degree thoracic kyphosis, spinal cord impingement, and early paralysis. The CT scan shows the sharp kyphosis and anterior compression of the spinal cord.

Vertebral column resection and kyphosis correction was performed. Now he is 2 years out, neurologically normal, and playing soccer.

  • Traditional Treatments
    • Learn about traditional treatments for pain relief to bridge from inactivity to physical therapy
  • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Learn about advances in scoliosis treatment and current minimally invasive options.
  • Osteotomy Surgery
    • For the most complex spinal deformities learn about how osteotomy surgery can balance the spine.
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
    • Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery uses techniques for minimal invasion of the chest wall or thoracic cavity.
  • Vertebral Body Stapling
    • Vertebral body stapling is an innovative, minimally invasive approach that is an alternative therapy for early onset scoliosis.
    • Learn about minimally invasive interbody techniques such as XLIF, DLIF, and TLIF.
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