CASE: We report the case of an 18-year-old man with extreme cervicothoracic lordosis and a progressive scoliosis secondary to Emery-Dreifuss Type VI muscular dystrophy. In a staged fashion, the patient underwent posterior cervical muscle release, halo-gravity traction, and posterior instrumented spinal fusion from C3-L4 with multiple posterior column osteotomies. The patient was followed over 2 years postoperatively with restoration of normal spinal alignment in both the coronal and sagittal profiles. CONCLUSION: This is the first reported case illustrating the gradual correction of severe lordoscoliosis in this patient population.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine