KYPHOSIS PATIENT DELIGHTED WITH SURGERY RESULTS, AFTER YEARS OF SUFFERING

PATIENT HISTORY
The patient, a lady in her 50s, came to our office having suffered for many years with back pain and a major curve (when viewed from the side) in the mid portion of her spine. She was very unhappy with her appearance due to the “hunch back” type curve, and with the limitations that the back pain was putting on her life. She had tried various non-operative treatments, but none of them had proven helpful.

PATIENT EXAMINATION AND DIAGNOSIS
Dr. Rahman performed a physical exam, and ordered and reviewed Xrays. The patient was shown to have a very pronounced kyphotic curve (Figs. 1-2), and a modest sideways curve seen from the front (Fig. 3). Dr. Rahman recommended surgery.

Dr. Rahman performed a surgery seeking to reduce the kyphotic curve (hunch back) and the sideways curve seen from the front.

OUTCOME
The patient was delighted with the outcome. Both her kyphotic curve (Fig. 4) and scoliotic curve (Fig. 5) were greatly reduced. Her back pain was dramatically reduced, and today she describes having an active and full life.

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