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Revolution In Orthopedic Surgery At CHU Sainte-Justine And Polytechnique Montréal

Patients will regain a normal spinal column thanks to the Chair in Spinal Biomechanics, which has been renewed to pave the way for the future of surgery

MONTREAL, March 26, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Caroline Villeneuve and Jordan Lemay are among the 2% to 3% of young Quebecers who have idiopathic scoliosis, a three-dimensional deformity of the spine that predominantly affects young girls, although the reason why is still not clearly understood. With the renewal of the NSERC/Medtronic Industrial Research Chair in Spine Biomechanics, whose Chairholder is Professor Carl-Éric Aubin of Polytechnique Montréal and Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre, children and adults with spinal problems, like Caroline and Jordan, will benefit someday from the "surgery of the future" that researchers are currently working on.

After wearing a brace for nine months, Caroline had to undergo surgery in 2010 because of the rapid progression of the three-dimensional deformity in her spine. The surgery was carried out by Dr. Stefan Parent at CHU Sainte-Justine, a world-renowned centre for the treatment of this condition. After a five-hour operation, Caroline emerged with two metal rods and 20 screws, 10 fused vertebrae and a 12-inch scar. She was able to start walking only two days after the surgery. Just a few years ago, she would have had to wear a plaster cast, been immobile and remain in hospital for several months.

Today, Caroline is a radiant 16-year-old girl who will finish her Secondary 5 year of high school in a few months. She has written a "survival guide" for patients diagnosed with scoliosis. She no longer has any medical limitations and is getting ready to compete in the finals of the Blainville en Chansons music competition.

Jordan is a cheerful 10-year-old boy who was recently diagnosed with progressive scoliosis and will undergo corrective spinal surgery during the summer.

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