Cerebral palsy with early-onset scoliosis

Varun Puvanesarajah, Paul David Sponseller

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Although growing spine procedures should be used sparingly in neuromuscular patients, some with severe curves who are skeletally immature may benefit. We present the case of a patient with a 135° curve which was treated with preliminary traction, growing rods distracted over a 5-year interval, and did not need a final fusion at 7 years after insertion. He achieved complete correction of his pelvic obliquity and over 20 cm of T1-S length.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEarly Onset Scoliosis
Subtitle of host publicationA Clinical Casebook
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319715803
ISBN (Print)9783319715797
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018



  • Cerebral palsy
  • Growing rods
  • Pelvic obliquity
  • Scoliosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Puvanesarajah, V., & Sponseller, P. D. (2018). Cerebral palsy with early-onset scoliosis. In Early Onset Scoliosis: A Clinical Casebook (pp. 211-219). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71580-3_16