Spinal deformity is the presence of an abnormal curvature of the spine. This may present as either an “S” shaped curve noticeable from behind the patient or a “C” shaped curvature noticeable from the side of the patient, sometimes referred to as a “roundback” deformity or “hump.”


Scoliosis is the S-Shaped curvature seen from a person’s back. It is sometimes associated with a tilted shoulder or prominent shoulder blade or rib hump. It is most commonly seen in adolescent females, around the pubertal growth spurt (age 10-14). The problem is that the condition is usually painless in its early phase and is not visibly detectable, so it eludes diagnosis. That is why it must be screened at either school, the pediatrician’s, or family doctor’s office. If undetected, the spinal curvature may progress to surgical proportions, disallowing any other treatment options.

“Spinal Deformity: Young and Not-So-Young”

Congratulations to our 2017 April Star Employee recipient, Sally Widdrington, who won an extra day off! Sally works in our Owensboro office and is 110% dedicated to her job. Everyone in the office knows that they can always go to Sally with questions – her wealth of knowledge for her job is AMAZING! OSMO and Tri-State Orthopaedics are very proud to have Sally on our team!

Our annual High School Sports Physical Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd from 8am – noon at Tri-State Orthopaedics.  Athletes will receive a physical screening from primary care providers (Tri-State Community Clinics), orthopaedic screening from Tri-State Orthopaedics’ providers, and functional movement screening and Y balance testing from ProRehab providers.  Cost is $10 and will be donated back to the athlete’s high school.  These physicals will cover the athletes 2017-18 sports seasons.

Congratulations to our 2017 March Star Employee recipient, Julie Johnson, who won a $50 gift card to Cheddar’s! Julie continues to push her limits and raise the bar. Her position would typically need 2 employees to maintain the work flow, but she tackles her duties flawlessly. She is definitely the mother hen of the OSMO therapy department. OSMO – Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro and  Tri-State Orthopaedic Surgeons are proud to have Julie on our team!


Congratulations to our 2017 February Star Employee recipient, Shannon Glassco, who won a manicure and pedicure! Shannon is commended for going above and beyond her normal daily duties. She continues to make other employee’s jobs easier by lending a hand in a busy office. She is a hard worker and helps keep the office running smoothly. Shannon’s selfless personality makes her an excellent co-worker. We are honored to have Shannon on our TSOS team!