Monday, December 17, 2007

Hey Clinic Dec 17 07 AM Surgery: "LW", 14 yo with severe scoliosis with R trunk shift. T5-L4 Instrumentation and Fusion with before and after photos.

This morning we helped "LW", who is a delightful 14 yo girl with a 50 degree
thoracolumbar scoliosis with severe trunk shift.
Her surgery went from T5 down to L4 with thoracic and lumbar pedicle
Her surgical time was exactly 180 minutes (3 hours)
Estimated Blood Loss (EBL): 1100 cc
Cell Saver recycled: 650 cc
Evoked Potenial: Normal sensory and motor throughout
Correction of curve: 90+% (see photos above)
Postop location: PACU, then private room on spine/orthopaedic unit with two
beds in each room, so parents may stay with her.
Parents feelings right after surgery: big relief! Wonderful correction.

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

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