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How orthopedic surgery straightened out one man's life

How orthopedic surgery straightened out one man's life

Scoliosis is a painful and debilitating condition that causes the spine of an individual to curve like an “S.” For Jerry Stark, having degenerative scoliosis meant he could no longer work or even live much of a life: He was so bent over that he couldn’t see himself in his bathroom mirror, and his pain grew so great that life became all about managing the pain and little else. Stark eventually came to see Stanford orthopaedic surgeon Ivan Cheng, MD, who performed a minimally invasive technique that changed his life.

Watch the video to meet the new Jerry Stark.

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