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This teen's body was 'bending by the hour.' His 18th surgery changed his life

Published December 20, 2018
Category: Scoliosis

John, at 5 years old, was diagnosed with an extreme case of scoliosis and kyphosis. After he endured 17 surgeries a vertebral column resection was performed. This difficult procedure involves separating the spine into different sections, removing the two vertebrae at the center of the kyphosis and then straightening the spine as the pieces are rejoined.

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Last change: November 13, 2018


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