Isolated Thoracic Fusion for Idiopathic Scoliosis, T2-T12

4-6-2024 Above is a 15-year-old female with a right thoracic idiopathic scoliosis measuring 55 degrees. His Risser stage is 4 and Sanders stage is 7, which means there is some, but not a lot, of vertical spinal growth remaining until she reaches skeletal maturity.From the side there is a lower amount of thoracic kyphosis (25 […]


3-12-2024 This is a 10 year old female with idiopathic scoliosis. Radiographs measured out a 64 degree right thoracic curve. To determine the treatment options some of the additional information is crucial. Specifically, the amount of growth remaining which is best determined by the Sanders classification. This patient is a 3- which means the spine […]

Is Physical Therapy necessary AFTER Posterior Spinal Fusions for Idiopathic Scoliosis?

3-12-2024 [Slide 1] So you or your child just went through a four-hour posterior spinal fusion for scoliosis, a three-day hospital stay, has stopped their postoperative prescription pain meds, is finally sleeping and eating normally and your thoughts are about how to get back “to normal”. What is the next step in recovery? Commonly the […]