A 13-year old female patient with rigid neglected congenital thoracolumbar scoliosis of 128 degrees presented with severe coronal decompensation [the head was not centered over the pelvis despite spontaneous compensatory corrections within the spine].
16-year old Lingamurty [name changed] had a progressive spinal deformity since early childhood. He had undergone foramen magnum decompression for Chiari malformation, in early childhood. This is a surgery done at the junction of head and neck so as to restore circulation of fluid in the brain and spine. Despite this, his deformity had progressively increased.
Nagamma [name changed], an 85-year old lady presented on a stretcher. She was in excruciating pain and was unable to even get up to take care of her basic needs of day-to-day life. Best effort to help her was undertaken by spine surgeon Dr. Yogesh K. Pithwa of Sattvik Spine Foundation.
14-year old Sheetal [name changed] presented to the OPD of the author with features of spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia. She had kyphosis at the thoracolumbar junction with features of progression associated with pain [figure 1]. In view of this, she was offered surgical intervention in the form of PVCR [posterior vertebral column resection] at the apex of deformity.
A 12-year old female child was brought by her parents with complaints of spinal deformity. She was diagnosed to have idiopathic adolescent double major scoliosis, a condition that leads to bending of the spine as seen from the front [figure A]. She underwent a thorough clinical examination along with assessment of x-rays of the spine.