Friday, October 5, 2007

Sep 26 2007 Hey Clinic Surgery: 38 yo woman with severe low back pain with severe degeneration L45 and L5S1

On Sep 26, we helped a 38 yo Raleigh nurse who had severe progressive low back pain, and poor quality of life with 2-level severe disc degeneration and facet arthritis (spondylosis). She underwent a 2-level instrumentation and fusion, replacing the L45 and L5S1 discs with TLIF spacers and bone graft, and also supporting the fusion with posterior instrumentation from
L4-Iliac wing. MRI shows the severe degeneration L45 and L5S1 with severe disc space narrowing L5S1. She had central annular tear L5S1 with central disc herniation.

She is now recovering at home, and advancing on her activity program.

Lloyd A. Hey, MD MS
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery
Raleigh, NC 27609

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