Patient History: A 18-year-old male with severe scoliosis. Multiple family members required surgery for scoliosis correction. The patient and his family noted a substantial progression of his known scoliosis. His trunk was severely deformed with chest and low back curvature and deformity. Amazingly, the patient experienced only mild to moderate back pain in certain positions. Surgery was necessary to prevent more scoliosis progression and deformity.
Surgery: Dr. Rahman performed a scoliosis correction and stabilization. This patient required multiple osteotomies (bone cuts) in order to straighten the severe curvature. It was not prudent or safe to perform a complete straightening given the high magnitude of his original scoliosis curve.
Outcome: The patient currently is doing well and following with Dr. Rahman until completely fused.