Monday, December 29, 2008

14 yo with 58/40 degree double curve scoliosis from Richmond, VA. Mon Dec 29 2008 Scoliosis Surgery w/ Dr. Hey

This morning we straightened up Claire, a 14 yo from Richmond
Virginia. She had a progressive double curve scoliosis with 58
degree lower curve, and 40 degree upper curve.
She came and saw me for a second opinion last month after she was
scheduled to have scoliosis surgery with fusion down to L5.
Bending films at Hey Clinic taken that day suggested that the lower
curve, although large, was nicely flexible at the base, so I was
hopeful we could spare her 3 rather than 1 lower disc spaces (a BIG

Her surgery went very well this morning.
Surgical Time: Start 0826, Finish 1120
Surgical Time: 2 hrs 54 minutes.
EBL: 600 cc
Cell Saver 250 cc
Blood Transfused: None.
Evoked Potentials: Normal Sensory and Motor.
Scoliosis Correction: Over 90%.
Postop Location: PACU, and then to Private Orthopaedic Room with
Parents, Duke Raleigh Hospital.
Predicted Hospital Length of Stay: Two Nights.

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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