Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Hey Clinic Postop Surgery Visit: "Crooked Iona" becomes the "Miracle Woman" standing up straight 6 weeks postop

We saw Iona and her husband at Hey Clinic mid-day today. She is six weeks status post a complex T3-Iliac wing spinal reconstruction with L5S1 TLIF, and multilevel lumbar laminectomy for a severe collapsing kyphoscoliosis. Her husband said that she looked, and felt worse than the "Humpback of Notre Dame" before surgery. At Rex Rehab after surgery, however, Iona was known as the "Miracle Woman" for her straight posture, and excellent walking and pain relief.

These photos show her posture preop with her preop X-rays in August, and her postop photographs of her new posture today at Hey Clinic.

She also gave a 2 minute video of her experience which she wanted to share in a Blog to follow.

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

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