3D-printed spine helps girl with scoliosis be more active

1-3a1fa82968Jocelynn Taylor, 13, is back to hiking and swimming less than two months after having two spinal fusion surgeries. Before the spinal fusion surgeries, Jocelynn’s posture was hunched over. Her spinal curvature was over 100 degrees.

At the age of 7, Jocelynn started wearing braces to try to stop the progression of her scoliosis. However, her spine kept turning and twisting.

Aside from discomfort, Jocelynn’s spine was compacting her right lung. It was hard for her to breathe.

Her recovery impressed her doctor at Children’s Hospital Colorado and assured him that the new technology he used with Jocelynn’s procedure was the right way to go.

By Kyle Dyer | 9 News Colorado


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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