Idiopathic Scoliosis Patient Stories

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Emma’s Story: Bracing for Scoliosis

patient with doll wearing brace

A case of pneumonia led to the discovery that Emma had scoliosis. Diligence in adhering to her bracing treatment plan produced an amazing outcome.

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.