Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Matthew flipping off a trampolene doing well 1 year after adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery.


We saw Matthew and his mom today in clinic for his 1 year postop visit after his adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery, doing very well.  Mom then sent me this email, with a picture of Matthew doing a flip off of a water trampoline!!!

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From: Kristen 
Date: Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM
Subject: Matthew
To: "hey"

Here's Matthew on vacation one year post-op. Thank you so much for working miracles on him. We never dreamed this would be possible for him. You're a blessing and will always have a special place in our hearts.





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Lloyd A. Hey, MD MS
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery
http://www.heyclinic.com

Thursday, July 17, 2014

9 yo Janelle's smile tells the whole story: the final step of early onset scoliosis after Shilla Technique.

Back in December 2010, over 3 years ago, Dr. Rick McCarthy, (an SRS colleague) and I worked together to help Janelle, a 6 yo with a severe 110 degree early onset scoliosis, using an anterior fusion/release followed by the Shilla Technique -- a special growing rod technique that Dr. McCarthy has helped develop.

Yesterday, I took Janelle back to surgery to revise her Shilla to the final instrumentation and fusion, and got a chance to show her the new X-Ray, that shows her back very, very straight!  Her smile says it all.

I think she's gonna be quite a bit taller now!!
Janelle asked me what that big thing was on her X-Ray --- that is the bur that we use for surgery, that was not left in there, but was just resting on top for the film.

Many thanks again to Dr. Rick McCarthy and his team for helping Janelle, and teaching me this new technique which has helped other children since then here in the North Carolina / Southeast region with this improved type of growing rod technique.  I was very pleased to see that the levels above and below the apical fusion where still flexible, so I could get a very good final correction, which is often an issue with standard growing rods, where they tend to get very stiff with auto fusion.

Many thanks also to the excellent staff at WakeMed Children's Hospital!

Dr. Lloyd Hey -- Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery -- http://www.heyclinic.com


Janelle's X-Rays from her last surgery back when she was 6!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Re: Sydney: Watch "Horse back riding after scoli surgery?" on YouTube

Julie,
Thanks for the photo and your encouraging note!
I unlocked the YouTube video so you can see it, and put together a new blog just now with the new photo, and the videos and photo together!

Here's the link:


Would you be willing to look up Hey Clinic on Google Maps and give "Hey Clinic" our first review?
Thanks for your help.

Take care,
Lloyd Hey


On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 4:25 PM, Lloyd Hey <drlloydhey@gmail.com> wrote:
From: Julie 
Date: Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: Sydney: 
To: Lloyd Hey 

Dr. Hey,

Thank you for sharing the video and blog about Sydney and her progress. 

Thank you for everything you did for Sydney and us.  As you know, she is doing fantastic and we are so thankful.  Last week it was exactly one year since her surgery and she won FIRST place in jumping at the state horse show!  She won first place in jumping and third place overall.  I've attached a picture of her last week - Exactly one year from her surgery!

Thank you again.
Julie




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Lloyd A. Hey, MD MS
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery
http://www.heyclinic.com




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Lloyd A. Hey, MD MS
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery
http://www.heyclinic.com

Fwd: Sydney: "Horse back riding after scoli surgery?" on YouTube

From: Julie 
Date: Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: Sydney:
To: Lloyd Hey

Dr. Hey,

Thank you for sharing the video and blog about Sydney and her progress. 

Thank you for everything you did for Sydney and us.  As you know, she is doing fantastic and we are so thankful.  Last week it was exactly one year since her surgery and she won FIRST place in jumping at the state horse show!  She won first place in jumping and third place overall.  I've attached a picture of her last week - Exactly one year from her surgery!

Thank you again.
Julie










Lloyd A. Hey, MD MS
http://www.heyclinic.com
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Competing for scholarship pageants after adolescent scoliosis surgery?



We saw Rachel and her mom back for Rachel's one year visit today for her adolescent scoliosis surgery here at Hey Clinic -- she is doing great, and shares here how she's been competing in scholarship pageants this year, even within the first year from her surgery!    Her YouTube video from today can be found below.

Got this nice note from Rachel's mom last week as well with this photo collage....

Enjoy the rest of your summer Rachel, and good luck with your upcoming competitions!!








Dr. Lloyd Hey -- Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery
http://www.heyclinic.com