1. Revision Surgery after Failed Axialif

    Patient History: 31-year-old woman with substantial back and bilateral thigh pain. Another surgeon performed an AxiaLif and posterior screws. She had persistent back pain. She developed new thigh pain. Imaging below shows a substantial herniation at the level above the AxiaLif. She failed conservati…Read More

  2. Sacral Fracture Treated with Lumbar to Pelvis Fusion

    Patient History: 69-year-old woman with intractable pelvic and back pain. She suffered a sacral fracture. She failed all conservative methods of treatment. Surgery: The patient's lower spine and pelvis were stabilized with pedicle screws and rods. Outcome: She did very well after the surgery. There …Read More

  3. Hemi-vertebrae Resection

    Patient History: 29-year-old male with back pain and right buttock/leg pain. He also experienced right foot numbness. His imaging revealed a congenital anomaly of the low back bone formation. The patient had what is known medically as a hemivertebra. This caused a portion of his spine to grow faster…Read More

  4. Adult Scoliosis

    Patient History: 60-year-old woman with known history of idiopathic scoliosis which did not require treatment as an adolescent. She was having significant back pain and leg pain and weakness. After failure of conservative therapy, she elected for surgical scoliosis correction and stabilization. Her …Read More

  5. Late Teenage Severe Idiopathic Scoliosis

    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,…Read More

  6. Adult Scoliosis #2

    Patient History: 68-year-old with a known history of scoliosis. She experienced 10 out of 10 back pain when standing. She experienced associated left thigh and knee pain. She found that laying down and traction helped her scoliosis pain. X-rays compared from 2010 show a 20 degree progression of both…Read More

  7. Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy

    Patient History: 65-year-old male presented with complaints of back pain and leg weakness after a multilevel low back minimally invasive decompression. All conservative measures proved ineffective. His x-rays show collapse of lumbar spine into scoliosis. He was treated with a scoliosis correction an…Read More

  8. 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. Outcome: Patient did very well with surgery. T…Read More