Saturday, November 8, 2008

Daniel's Adolescent Scoliosis Surgery this Past Wednesday

This past Wednesday, we straightened up Daniel, who is 15 years old, and had a progressive idiopathic scoliosis.
He has a great family, and did great before, during and after surgery.
His surgery took a little less than 3 hours, with an excellent correction, and no blood transfusions.
We did his surgery in our special laminar flow room, with “moon suits.”
He looked great the first night, with his mom and dad staying with him in his private room @ Duke Raleigh Hospital.
He mobilized quickly the first day postoperatively, and went home straight and tall on postop day # 2.
We shot some video at his request in high definition for his high school research project / presentation.

Get well soon, Daniel!

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

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