n this one hour long webinar, Dr. Michael Vitale will cover treatment options (casting and operative) for the early onset, the juvenile and the adolescent with idiopathic scoliosis. A description of the type of the surgery, indication, age, success rate, complications and cases will be presented.
Dr. Vitale has a special interest in innovative treatments for younger children with scoliosis, including the use of a magnetic spine lengthening device (“MAGEC”) which eliminates the need to perform repeat spinal surgeries every 6-9 months on growing children, non-fusion procedures such as vertebral stapling and vertebral tethers, “growing rods,” and the “Shilla” procedure. As part of his commitment to innovation in Scoliosis treatment, Dr. Vitale helps to lead the Children’s Spine Study Group, which conducts extensive multicenter international research focused on improving the care of young people with scoliosis.
Dr. Vitale received many awards and recognitions for his clinical and academic leadership. Dr. Vitale also serves numerous roles in the national governance of the field – currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, leading the efforts of the Scoliosis Research Society on Advocacy for Unmet Needs of Children for Pediatric Medical Devices, serving on the Executive Committee of the Children’s Spine Study Group, and is a Member of the prestigious International Pediatric Orthopaedic Think Tank.
Dr. Vitale is the recipient of the Castle Connolly Top Doctors award for 5 consecutive years and has been named in the Top 50 US Physicians in the area of Scoliosis Care by Becker’s Spine Review.