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Category: Spinal Fusion

Sacral Fracture Treated With Lumbar To Pelvis Fusion

Patient History: 69-year-old woman with intractable pelvic and back pain. She suffered a sacral fracture. She failed all conservative methods of treatment. Surgery: The patient's lower spine and pelvis were stabilized with pedicle screws and rods.   Fig.1 Frontal View Xray Showing Lumbar ... VIEW CASE HERE

Revision Surgery After Failed AxiaLif

Patient History: 31-year-old woman with substantial back and bilateral thigh pain. Another surgeon performed an AxiaLif and posterior screws. She had persistent back pain. She developed new thigh pain. Imaging below shows a substantial herniation at the level above the ... VIEW CASE HERE

Scheuermann’s Kyphosis

Patient History: 14-year-old male with back pain and substantial spinal deformity causing a hump back appearance. Serial x-rays revealed a progressively worsening deformity. Surgery: Patient underwent T3-L4 kyphosis correction, spinal fusion and instrumentation with 3 chevron-shaped bone cuts (Ponte osteotomies).   Fig.1 Frontal ... VIEW CASE HERE

Hemi-Vertebrae Resection

Patient History: 29-year-old male with back pain and right buttock/leg pain. He also experienced right foot numbness. His imaging revealed a congenital anomaly of the low back bone formation. The patient had what is known medically as a hemivertebra. This ... VIEW CASE HERE

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Patient History: 16-year-old girl with 50 degree scoliosis. Presented with 100% back pain. She had tried physical therapy and home exercise. The intensity of her back pain was increasing. Surgery: Patient underwent T3-L1 scoliosis correction and fusion.   Fig. 1 Frontal View Xray ... VIEW CASE HERE

Adult Scoliosis #2

Patient History: 68-year-old with a known history of scoliosis. She experienced 10 out of 10 back pain when standing. She experienced associated left thigh and knee pain. She found that laying down and traction helped her scoliosis pain. X-rays compared ... VIEW CASE HERE

Fracture Above Fusion a.k.a Proximal Junctional Kyphosis

Patient History: 68-year-old woman presented with severe back pain and enlarging hump on her back. She was experiencing occasional shortness of breath night and found it difficult to sleep on her back. She had a history of scoliosis which she ... VIEW CASE HERE

Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy

Patient History: 65-year-old male presented with complaints of back pain and leg weakness after a multilevel low back minimally invasive decompression. All conservative measures proved ineffective. His x-rays show collapse of lumbar spine into scoliosis. He was treated with a ... VIEW CASE HERE