Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sarah comes back for follow-up after kyphosis correction @ Hey Clinic

This past week at Hey Clinic was filled with many wonderful interactions in clinic, and the operating room, and on the hospital floor, and even some travel up to visit Synthes, the instrumentation company that supplies much of our our spine hardware.

Last Friday, we saw one of our teen-age patients named Sarah, and her family back for follow-up.  I had performed a revision kyphoscoliosis surgery for her a few months ago, and she came in looking just great, with excellent posture and X-Rays.  Her photo with her family was the title photo for our weekly Hey Clinic Learning Conference.

Sarah was originally braced for her severe kyphosis, which really did not do very much.  Her original kyphosis was approximately 80 degrees.  Because of her slender frame, her kyphosis was quite evident to her and to others, and affected her self-image and appearance.  Now her kyphosis is normal, with an excellent appearance from all angles, and marked improvement in her own self-image.

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

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