Tuesday, February 3, 2009

33 yo realtor w very painful 48 degree scoliosis now very, very straight after surgery just now w Dr. Hey

We just finished helping this young woman w severe collapsing kyphoscoliosis.
She has had to take major league pain medications past few months due to progressive pain.
Her surgery today went great. I used a new simultaneous rod insertion technique that I developed, that gives a segmental correction helpful for getting a better correction. It worked like a dream.
Surgical time: start 0854. Finish 1225. 3.5 hours
Estimated Blood Loss. 1100 cc
Cell Saver Recycled: 360 cc.
Blood transfused: none.
Complications: none.
Room Aura: excellent.
Circ nurse: Nurse Kelly.
New recruit: Michael. Strong Work.


Levels fused: T5-L4. (12 segments).
Correction: excellent. 48 preop to near zero (95 pct) correction.
BMP used to help fusion at base.
Screws used: 20.
Rods used 2 330mm cobalt chrome.
2 cross-links.
Evoked potentials: normal.
Can't wait to see what husband's reaction when I show her correction in a few minutes!!
Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic

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