Thursday, September 25, 2008

Surgery Today: 13 yo young man with severe Scheuermann's Kyphosis

This morning we helped Hunter and his family.
Hunter just recently turned 13, and has had increasing severe kyphosis.
His X-Rays showed significant wedging of several thoracic vertebra, suggesting Scheuermann's Kyphosis.
This morning I restored Hunter's original normal shape through a posterior instrumentation and fusion using cobalt chrome rods and thoracic pedicle screw instrumentation.
His surgery took approximately three hours.
He required no blood transfusion.
He was able to go to a private room where his mom and dad can stay with him tonight.
His correction was excellent.
He will spend probably 2 nights in the hospital.

Lloyd A. Hey, MD MS
Spine Surgeon
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery
Raleigh, NC  USA
Member, Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)

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