Carson Gompert, a competitive tennis player, was determined to bounce back better than ever. The 16-year-old from Knoxville, Tennessee was diagnosed with scoliosis in July 2020.
His mother, Kris Gompert, had also been diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 15 and underwent fusion surgery. Kris knew that fusion surgery would impede Carson’s ability to play tennis. She began to research other options and discovered Dr. Antonacci and Anterior Scoliosis Correction (ASC).
Carson and his family knew that ASC surgery was going to be the best option for him as it did not come with the risk of losing his flexibility, and it could allow him to continue his tennis career through college. Carson’s surgery took place on October 1, 2020. At the time of his surgery, Carson’s curve was 61 degrees.
Four months post-surgery, Carson went right back to playing tennis and his curve now measures at 13 degrees. Carson’s mother notes that they are so thankful they chose Drs. ABC, and appreciate their tremendous level of care and results.