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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 PA View

Fig.1 Frontal View Xray Showing Entire Spine

Scheuermann's Kyphosis

Fig. 2 Frontal View Xray Showing Corrected Spine

Fig.2 Lateral View

Fig.3 Side View Xray Showing Scheuermann's Kyphosis

Fig.2 Lateral View Corrected

Fig.4 Side View Xray Showing Correction of Scheuermann's Kyphosis

Outcome: Patient did very well with surgery. There were no hospital complications. He was discharged 4 days after surgery. The patient is pain free. He is now 15 months status post surgery.