Monday, December 15, 2008

Today's Hey Clinic Scoliosis Surgery #2: 12 yo with thoracolumbar scoliosis

My second surgery today was a 12 yo girl, who had a progressive scoliosis and a large R rib hump.
She had a large compensatory lumbar curve that corrected very well with bending films.
We subsequently were able to correct her upper curve while sparing her lumbar spine for motion and activities.
Her surgery went very smoothly, and her curve was quite flexible (youth is a great thing!)
Surgical time was approximately 2 hrs 30 minutes.
She is in PACU, and will go to the orthopaedic floor to a private room to be with her parents.
Her parents will be seeing her in PACU as well shortly.
When her mom saw the postop X-Ray after surgery, she wept for joy!
What a great job.

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

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