Sunday, December 9, 2007

Happy HEY CLINIC Anniversary for Anterior/Posterior Reconstruction for Physical Therapist!

I saw my good friend and retired physical therapist Janet back in clinic this past Friday.
A year or so ago, I performed a  3 level anterior instrumentation, followed by posterior multilevel decompression, osteotomies and instrumentation for her.

She had suffered for MANY years with her back, and was petrified of surgery.  Petrified.  Scared to Death.  Absolutely No Way Petrified.  Petrified in part from what she had seen over the years working as a physical therapist.
However, her back eventually got to the point where pain medications, and exercise and braces, and everything else just didn’t help, and her quality of life became unbearable.
She had severe flat back syndrome, with multi level spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis and degenerative scoliosis.

She is now doing just great, and came in with a real big smile with her wonderful red Christmas sweater.
What a blessing to see you back, doing so well, Janet!!

On the same day I saw Janet, I saw one of my Duke physician patients for a postop visit as well, who is also doing great after revision scoliosis surgery.  I have had the privilege to take care of many healthcare professionals over the years, including physicians, nurses, physical therapists, chiropracters, dentists, and others.  I have also taken care of the CHILDREN of many physicians and nurses, including some of the adolescent scoliosis patients who come from out of state.

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

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