Showing Case Studies for: Adolescent (13-19yrs)

Adolescent Disc Herniation: Conservative or surgical treatment?

Presented by: R. Knight MD, MHA

A 17-year-old male soccer player, who landed awkwardly during a game, presented with a 6-month history of increasing low back and buttock pain. Presented is the patient's history, physical exam, diag

Cervical Trauma in a Young Football Player

Presented by: C. Shaffrey MD

This 16-year-old football player presents with severe neck pain and transient quadriparesis following a tackle.

Neurofibromatosis (NF-1) in a 15-Year-old

Presented by: C. Shaffrey MD

The patient is a 15-year-old boy with neurofibromatosis who fell while skateboarding and suffered temporary quadriplegia.

Cervical Tumor in a 14-year-old Female

Presented by: C. Shaffrey MD

This 14-year-old patient presents with neck pain and headaches for five months. She recently experienced upper and lower extremity weakness.

Progressive Lumbar / Thoracolumbar Idiopathic Scoliosis

Presented by: K. Bridwell MD

The patient is a 13-year-old girl with progressive lumbar / thoracolumbar idiopathic scoliosis who failed bracing.

Reactive Scoliosis

Presented by: A. Mehbod MD

Patient History The patient is a 13-year-old male who feels mid-thoracic pain. An active junior high student who enjoys playing basketball, 7 months ago he woke up with back pain. Since then, the pain has continued, growing progressively worse. The pain is present at all times, becoming worse with

Lumbar Discal Cyst

Presented by: S. Namboothiri MS (Spine Surgery)

The patient is an 18-year-old male student who presents with low back pain and left thigh pain. Symptoms has persisted longer than one year.

Monostotic Fibrous Dysplasia with or without Spinal Hemangioma?

Presented by: I. Khan MD

A 17-year-old female presented with upper back pain and no neurological dysfunction.

Conservative Treatment of Rapidly Reducible Disc Pathology and Nerve Root Adherence

Presented by: D. Stover PT, OCS, Cert MDT
The patient is a 16-year-old high school student an athlete that presents with a 2 month history of left buttock and thigh pain.

Progressive Thoracic Idiopathic Scoliosis

Presented by: B. Lonner MD

The patient is a 15-and-7/12 year-old female with a right thoracic idiopathic scoliosis of 80º. She reports backache when seated for prolonged periods of time; such as the 9-hour car drive for this appointment.

Grade IV Spondylolisthesis

Presented by: S. Lewis MD

The patient is an active 14-year-old male with progressive back pain and difficulty with gait. He has radicular pain in his buttocks and posterior thighs.

Congenital Kyphosis and Difficulty Walking

Presented by: P. Kraemer MD, S. Kishan MD

A 17-year-old male with mild developmental delay has increasing back pain over the last year. He has a long standing deformity, and he and his parents think it has worsened. In the past few months he has begun to have some difficulty with walking quickly.

Right Thoracic Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Presented by: J. Bennett MD

The patient is a 14-year-old male who presents with a 52-degree thoracic scoliosis at T4-T12. Video presentations demonstrate OR set-up and intra-operative imaging.

Flexion-distraction Fracture at T12-L1: Brace or Surgery?

Presented by: S. Lewis MD

A 17-year-old female presents post-MVA. She was a rear seat belted passenger. She had isolated trauma to her back. She presents with back pain without any neurologic dysfunction. She has no past medical history, and she’s on birth control pills.

15-year-old Female with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis and Back Pain

Presented by: S. Luhmann MD
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in a 15-year-old female: how did the submitting orthopaedic surgeon treat her? How would you treat her? Vote in SpineUniverse's Interactive Case Study!
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