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Anterior Scoliosis Correction (ASC):
Case Counter: 02 2 1

Typical Posterior Metal Rod Fusion

This patient had a posterior fusion with metal rods to correct his scoliosis. Typical results of posterior fusion surgery are a very straight back, with a long linear scar. His remaining mobility only exists in the area below the rods, near his waist. Recovery is typically 6-9 months long.

Typical Anterior Double ASC

This patient had a Double Anterior Scoliosis Correction (ASC). Her smaller scars are located on either side of her body, hidden under her arms. Notice her normal appearing spine, shoulder and waist symmetry, and unrestricted range of motion compared to metal rod fusion. Patients are released to sports at 6 weeks.


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NG, 15 year old female Clarence, NY, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 12 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
OK, 12 year old female Lake Saint Louis, MO, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 14 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Acrobatics
PM, 12 year old female Chesterton, IN, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 2 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
ballet
PM, 12 year old female New Baltimore, MI, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 18 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
PF, 15 year old male Houston, TX, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 2 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Baseball, Soccer
RS, 13 year old female Sheldon, ND, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 11 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Basketball, Volleyball
RS, 14 year old male Sheboygan, WI, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 14 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Gymnastics
RA, 16 year old female Atizepan, Mexico
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 3 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
SA, 14 year old female Tampa, FL, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 2 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Ballet
SP, 12 year old female Witchita, KS, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 2 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Soccer, Softball, Swimming
SP, 15 year old female Ashford, England
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 2 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
SM, 13 year old male Stanfield Rasen, England, UK
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 8 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Gymnastics, Drama, Singing
SC, 11 year old female Liverpool, NY, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 20 weeks
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Dance
SS, 18 year old female LakeMary, FL, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 2 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Dance
SH, 14 year old female Henderson, NV, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 6 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Cheerleading
SW, 13 year old female Des Moines, IA, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 12 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Music, Horses
VS, 25 year old female Linville, VA, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 6 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
TS, 16 year old female Portsmith, OH, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 2 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Marching Band
TM, 16 year old female Ottowa, Ontario, Canada
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 4 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Hockey, Horseback Riding
TP, 16 year old female Glencoe, IL, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 18 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
WC, 13 year old male Vancouver, BC, Canada
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 2 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
WK, 15 year old male Chandler, AZ, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 2 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Rock climbing
HW, 12 year old female Hinsdale, IL, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 2 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Soccer, Ballet
HN, 12 year old male Naples, FL, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 6 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
HS, 13 year old female Tigard, OR, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 2 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
CC, 15 year old female Luling, LA, USA
Transfusion needed: No
Cleared for full activities at 3 months
Cheerleading (flyer)
AS, 13 year old female Sterling Heights, MI, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 3 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Soccer, Volleyball
SS, 13 year old female Witchita, KS, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 15 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Hockey, Horseback Riding
SN, 13 year old female Bath, England, UK
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 3 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
RK, 13 year old female Houston,TX, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 13 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
ballet
RS, 14 year old female Bardonia, NY, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 22 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Tennis
RE, 13 year old female Medford, NJ, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 18 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
field hockey, lacrosse
MO, 11 year old female Quito, Equador
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 18 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
piano
ML, 14 year old female Lawrenceville, NJ, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 27 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
LH, 12 year old female Chorleywood, England, UK
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 27 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
sailing (national champ)
LT, 13 year old female Albany, CA, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 6 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
KM, 14 year old male New Market, MD, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 8 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
KA, 15 year old female Holtsville, NY, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 15 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Cheerleading, gymnastics
JK, 14 year old female San Jose, CA, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 12 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
dance
JB, 13 year old female Campbell Hall, NY, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 22 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
JD, 15 year old male Fairfield, CT, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 3 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
wrestling
HS, 12 year old female Elmhurst, IL, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 19 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
GJ, 15 year old female Tigard, OR, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 12 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
swimmer
GH, 17 year old female Medham, NJ, USA
Transfusion needed: No
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
marching band
FB, 52 year old female Media, PA, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 18 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
swimming
EC, 14 year old female Horsel, England, UK
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 16 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Hockey, Netball
EF, 16 year old female Shelton, CT, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 12 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
soccer
ES, 12 year old female Williston, SD, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 27 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
swimmer
EE, 11 year old female Mansfield,TX, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 14 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
soccer
EK, 15 year old female Berkeley, CA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 14 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
swimming
EJ, 12 year old female Yardley, PA, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 12 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
singing, soccer
EW, 15 year old female Derby, England, UK
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 6 weeks
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
gymnastics
ER, 12 year old female Rockville, MD, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 12 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
ET, 14 year old female Leominster, England, UK
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 2 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
field hockey, volleyball
ET, 13 year old female Tomball, TX, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 12 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Cheerleading
EM, 12 year old female Algonquin, IL, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 28 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
DD, 23 year old male Cortlandt Manor, NY, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 12 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
DR, 17 year old female Mars, PA, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 12 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
gymnastics
CM, 21 year old male Omaha, NE, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 7 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
singing
CB, 12 year old male East Hampton, NY, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 16 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
golf, martial arts,music
CC, 16 year old female Princeton, NJ, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 12 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
jazz band
CM, 12 year old female Matawan, NJ, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 12 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
Cheerleading
CK, 12 year old female Abrams, WI, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 28 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
volleyball, softball, piano
AC, 15 year old female Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 28 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
running, squash
AF, 11 year old female New York, NY, USA
Transfusion needed: No
After Surgery X-Ray: 21 months
Cleared for full activities at 6 weeks
basketball, softball, soccer
*While all implants used are FDA approved for use in humans, some of the implants used for performing Anterior Scoliosis Corrections are off label uses, and may be considered a new device by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and therefore not cleared for marketing. We do not claim safety and efficacy for this procedure, which can only be determined by the FDA. Dr. Antonacci discusses the associated risks and benefits that he believes to be associated with surgery for treating pediatric and adult scoliosis as well as alternative treatment options for scoliosis with each and every patient evaluated for surgery.
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