Re: Scoliosis Consultants in USA, Canada and Australia
As SSO is based in the UK, the majority of our members are from here and so our experience of US consultants is fairly small. This is why a number of the top US surgeons aren't included in our lists. However, Lawrence Lenke is well known in the scoliosis world and there are a good number of patients at the USA's National Scoliosis Foundation forum who have also been treated by him.
37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.