Pediatric Scoliosis Patient Success at Medical City Children’s Hospital
At Medical City Children’s Hospital, our pediatric orthopedic scoliosis experts treat all forms of scoliosis in children and adolescents, including congenital scoliosis, neuromuscular scoliosis and the most common form, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Marranda is one of our many success stories.
Marranda’s Scoliosis Success Story
When Marranda Wilson was nine years old, her father noticed that her ribs were protruding on her left side. They looked misshapen and Marranda was in pain. Her back and ribs hurt.
Marranda’s primary care physician referred her to Richard Hostin, MD, Medical Director of the Medical City Scoliosis & Advanced Spine Center and a pediatric orthopedic spine surgeon at Medical City Dallas. After an X-ray and checkup, she was diagnosed with scoliosis.
Marranda wore a scoliosis brace for one year to hold her curve in line until her growth spurt occurred. In spite of the bracing treatment, her spinal curve continued to progress, and at 12, she had scoliosis surgery at Medical City Children’s Hospital.
Marranda’s surgery was very successful and her spinal curve was repaired with no problems and is now straight.
Six weeks later, Marranda was back to living her normal life, including participating in dance and drill team.
“I am happy that the surgery worked and that I don’t have to worry about scoliosis anymore,” said Marranda. “The nurses were really nice and helped me get better.”
Marranda now stands up straight and is two inches taller. She’s happy to comfortably return to her other hobbies of running, photography and arts and crafts.