Thursday, December 20, 2007

Heather's Scoliosis Surgery December 20 2007 with Dr. Lloyd Hey

Heather got here early this morning to Duke Raleigh Hospital, with her whole family for her scoliosis surgery.
Heather is 17, and was treated in a night brace for a year and a half, but her double curve scoliosis continued to progress.
Her surgery today went very well.
Her fusion is from T4-L3.
Correction was over 90%.
Estimated Blood Loss:  650 cc.
Cell Saver recycled to patient:  250 cc.
Blood transfused:  None.
Surgical time:  0936-1259:  3 hours, 23 minutes.
Complications: None.
Evoked Sensory and Motor Testing: Normal.
Postop Check:  Doing well, in large Ortho Spine Room, with family with her, sleeping comfortably 5pm.

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

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