Friday, October 5, 2007

13 yo girl with severe thoracic scoliosis for Surgery w/ Hey Clinic Sep 27 2007

Sept 27 2007 we helped a 13 yo girl who had a very large R thoracic scoliosis with documented progression. We used thoracic pedicle screw instrumentation and were able to keep the fusion relatively short, T5-L1.
Her surgical time was approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, and we used "cell saver" and no blood transfusions.
Her correction was approximately 90%.
Her postop course was unremarkable, with her whole family staying with her in the large private orthopaedic room at Duke Health Raleigh Hospital.
Her rib hump is gone, and she went home 3 days after surgery with her family
doing well.

Dr. Lloyd Hey

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