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Scoliosis Treatment for Ivy

Our investigation centres on the case of Ivy (17) who had been waiting for spinal fusion
surgery for scoliosis for five years since 2016. During this time, Ivy, who was born with
cerebral palsy, experienced major deterioration in her spinal curvature, going from 30
to over 135 degrees. When Ivy and her family came to us, after previously raising their
concerns a number of times with their GP, Ivy’s consultant and Children’s Health Ireland,
they told us how the uncertainty surrounding her surgery impacted every aspect of Ivy’s
life, physically and mentally.