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News Monday, June 19, 2017

New Mehta casting procedure helps patient with infantile scoliosis delay surgery

At 19 months old, L.J. is first Florida patient to benefit from the procedure

L.J.was born with scoloisis, which was discovered when his mom was just 22 weeks pregnant.

See how a serial casting procedure being offered at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Tampa, will allow L.J.'s family to postpone his surgery until he is older and less at risk for complications.

Read the Tampa Bay Times story, At Shriners Hospital, a different kind of cast brings better results for kids with scoliosis, by Laura Newberry, Times staff writer.