We started the operative day with a 12-year-old girl, Sheila, with congenital scoliosis. We instrumented her spine from T3-T12 and Dr. St. Clair performed some corrective maneuvers to get her spine into a more normal alignment.
Several of our patients presented with lower extremity weakness that persisted despite our interventions. We worked with local suppliers to acquire wheelchairs for these patients to assist with mobility, and many have begun to become accustomed to using a wheelchair around the hospital grounds. Michelle and Jordan even enlisted some of the youngsters nearby (who were eager to help) in the wheelchair training process.