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Patient Case Studies

Below are representative pre- and postoperative x-rays of some of Dr. Buttermann's scoliosis patients. They demonstrate his technique of using low-profile screw instrumentation combined with sublaminar bands. Low-density implants and sublaminar bands allows for minimal xray (ultra-low dose radiation), lower costs, an abundance of surface area for fusion, and excellent derotation and curve correction. 

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This patient had preop thoracic lordosis and had nice sagittal in addition to coronal correction.

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This patient had significant preop coronal decompensation which completely corrected.

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This patient had a large thoracic and lumbar curves which responded to a selective thoracic only fusion. This preserved lumbar mobility and function. Prior to evaluation by Dr. Buttermann, a competitor surgeon strongly recommended fusion of both curves down to L4, which would have guaranteed L4-S1 degeneration and need for additional spine surgery by young adulthood.

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