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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 AP View Upper Thoracic Curve

Fig. 1 Frontal View Xray Showing Upper Thoracic Curve

Fig.1 AP View Corrected

Fig.2 Frontal View Xray Showing Corrected Thoracic Curve

Fig. 2  (Lateral View)

Fig. 3 Side View Xray Showing Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

Fig. 2 (Lateral View) Corrected

Fig. 4 Side View Xray Showing Corrected Thoracic Spine

Outcome: Patient did very well with surgery. There were no hospital complications. She was discharged home after 3 days in the hospital. She is now 1 year and 3 months status post surgery. She is happy with results of surgery. She does not have any limitation or pain complaints. She has returned to her favorite hobby as a dancer.