Karpushin A.A. - scoliosis treatment by child and adults

Scoliosis and kyphosis in congenital anomalies of the spine development

.1 Patient, 15 years old. Diagnosis: wedged vertebrae. Kyphoscoliosis of Grade 4

The conservative treatment proved ineffective. At one of the leading clinics, a surgery with removing the hemi-vertebrae with a high risk of neurological complications, including various types of paralysis, was proposed. This is why the parents rejected such an operation option.

At admission: advanced scoliokyphosis of Grade 4 Click the picture to enlarge
Patient, 15 years old. Diagnosis: wedged vertebrae. Kyphoscoliosis of Grade 4 Patient, 15 years old. Diagnosis: wedged vertebrae. Kyphoscoliosis of Grade 4 Patient, 15 years old. Diagnosis: wedged vertebrae. Kyphoscoliosis of Grade 4 Patient, 15 years old. Diagnosis: wedged vertebrae. Kyphoscoliosis of Grade 4

The X-rays show: Marked kyphosis of 80 degrees; scoliosis. Improperly developed wedge-shaped vertebra. Click the picture to enlarge
Marked kyphosis of 80 degrees; scoliosis. Improperly developed wedge-shaped vertebra. Marked kyphosis of 80 degrees; scoliosis. Improperly developed wedge-shaped vertebra. Marked kyphosis of 80 degrees; scoliosis. Improperly developed wedge-shaped vertebra.

In three days after the surgery, kyphosis is within the normal range, scoliosis is corrected, and the patients spine is not damaged. Complications absent. Click the picture to enlarge
3 days after surgery. Scoliosis corrected 3 days after surgery. Scoliosis corrected 3 days after surgery. Scoliosis corrected
3 days after surgery. Scoliosis corrected 3 days after surgery. Scoliosis corrected



2. Female patient, 13 years old. Diagnosis: Congenital fusion of four vertebrae. Progressive kyphoscoliosis of Grade 4.

The patient had been followed up at the regional hospital in one of the main clinics of the country. A surgery on the patient had been refused because of a high risk of neurological complications in case of the standard surgery.

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Female patient, 13 years old. Diagnosis: Congenital fusion of four vertebrae. Progressive kyphoscoliosis of Grade 4. Female patient, 13 years old. Diagnosis: Congenital fusion of four vertebrae. Progressive kyphoscoliosis of Grade 4. Female patient, 13 years old. Diagnosis: Congenital fusion of four vertebrae. Progressive kyphoscoliosis of Grade 4.

The knitted vertebrae are visible on radiographs.

The knitted vertebrae are visible on radiographs.

After the surgery, an extending (growing) structure was implanted, and hyper-kyphosis is eliminated. The progression of the process is stopped. No complications have arisen.
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After the surgery, an extending (growing) structure was implanted, and hyper-kyphosis is eliminated After the surgery, an extending (growing) structure was implanted, and hyper-kyphosis is eliminated After the surgery, an extending (growing) structure was implanted, and hyper-kyphosis is eliminated