Spine Program Patient Stories

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Scoliosis: Courtney’s Story

Courtney Dancing

At the age of 12, Courtney was diagnosed with scoliosis. By the time she turned 17, she needed surgery. Dr. Sankar performed a posterior spinal fusion with instrumentation that allowed Courtney to get back to dancing and compete nationally eight months after surgery.

Idiopathic Scoliosis: Gina's Story


A back brace kept Gina's idiopathic scoliosis in check for years until a growth spurt at age 15. That's when her family sought surgical help from spine experts at CHOP.