Pediatric Spine Foundation

The Smile of a Child

Before Quinn was treated for congenital scoliosis, she was a happy-go-lucky little girl. Looking at her, you could barely tell there was any issue with her back. "This made it hard for her mother and I to make a decision to correct something that would cause issues eventually." Quinn's dad Quinn's parents worked with Dr. Sumeet Garg at Children's Hospital Colorado to determine the right course of treatment. Together they watched Quinn grow and discussed their options and fears. After 8 months, they knew that surgery was the right choice. Quinn was treated with a hemivertebra excision and short segment instrumented posterior spinal fusion. After surgery, her back was straightened and she was back to being a happy little girl. "…other than the little scar on her back, no one would be the wiser."