View Full Version : Congenital Scoliosis

06-09-2006, 12:41 AM

I have congenital scoliosis. Does anyone have this and if so what kind of surgery did they have?

Thanks :)

06-09-2006, 02:10 AM
I have congenital kyphoscoliosis (a little different, but it still falls into the description!), but its angles are just under the threshold for surgery, and it wasn't picked up until I was 27. So no surgery for me. But yes to the congenital nasties. :)

06-09-2006, 12:28 PM

I just posted to your other message. My son, Braydon (age 11) has congenital scoliosis. He had anterior/posterior fusion surgery at 11 months of age. At age 6yrs old he had VEPTR (vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib) surgery to place two rods in his back to support his spine and to keep his chest expanded so his lungs can function as much as possible. To date, he's had 9 expansion surgeries (surgery to lengthen the rods as he grows). He's also had tethered cord release surgery. A total of 12 back surgeries so far.