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).
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.