Monday, October 22, 2007

"Quad Rod" T12 fracture with kyphosis reconstruction for broken hardware: Nancy's 6 week follow-up at Hey Clinic 2.5 inches taller, and smiling!

Today we saw Nancy and Bob back for 6 week follow-up.
Nancy had a severe fracture of T12 with kyphosis, and had broken her rods at the fracture level on 2 occasions, breaking standard rods, and “triple rod” constructs.
She was not willing to undergo an anterior-posterior reconstruction.
I wrote a long Blog a few weeks ago explaining a new ‘Quad Rod” technique which has drastically improved the strength of her posterior reconstruction.
She looked just great today in clinic, with a big smile, wonderful posture, and wonderful gait.
You look great, Nancy!

Dr. Lloyd A. Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

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