We also helped a 26 yo woman from Fort Worth, TX who came here with painful spinal hardware put in about 12 years ago. She is a very thin young lady, and the hook hardware was quite bulky. Her hardware was removed, and had a robust fusion. She heads back to Texas tomorrow. One of our teenage kyphosis young ladies went home today about 2 inches taller and very happy with her new posture! Our 11 yo patient is a "rock star" over at WakeMed Children's Hospital walking the floors postop day 2, anxious to go home tomorrow. Our summer research projects are going well with 3 summer interns working along, as well as many visitors / mentorees. Never a dull moment.
We've also seen a bunch of second opinion consultations this week on children, adolescents and adults with scoliosis, to discuss whether or not to pursue scoliosis bracing, vs. alternative methods vs. surgery.
Our 17 yo scoliosis young man that we straightened up today did great and gave me a big "Thank You" this evening -- with about a dozen people in his room, including I believe half of his church youth group!
What a week it has been at Atlantic Beach. Many miles a day walking,
biking and kayaking. I am doing things I thought I would never do
again. I even put the kayak in and out of the water by myself! Every
day I am thankful for miraculous healing and for your work. -- Neal "