Sunday, February 8, 2009

AJ is now very, very straight!

videoLast week, we operated on AJ, a 30 yo real estate agent, who had a severe collapsing kyphoscoliosis.
I have been working out a new surgical technique for correcting these more serious deformities, using what I call a “simultaneous rod technique”.  
This new technique allows me to derotate and correct each segment at a time, gradually untwisting the “slinky”, and getting a better correction.  I also performed some posterior osteotomies to help with the correction.

We got a 90-95% correction in this young lady.
Before and after X-Rays are shown, as well as the response of the AJ’s husband and sister when they saw the “New AJ” X-Rays right after surgery!

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

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