A 20-year-old girl was diagnosed with Adolescent Idiopathic scoliosis when she was 11 years old.
She was a professional gymnast and wanted to pursue her career in gymnastics.
Her curve progression was monitored all these years while she could perform competitive level gymnastics.
Posterior Spinal Fusion surgery T4 to L3 was done at the age of 20 years to correct the spinal alignment.
The patient could get back to the gymnastics routine 3 months after the surgery.
With modern surgical techniques and implants, scoliosis can be corrected even in older children and adults. After healing, patients do not need any activity restriction and can even get back to athletic activities.