Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Today's surgery

This morning we did an anterior posterior lumbosacra ALIF instrumentation w exploration of fusion mass and posterior reinstrumentation. She did well. Surgical time 4.5 hrs. EBL 500 cc. No blood transfused.
This afternoon I saw one of my former Duke scoliosis surgical patients who drove all the way down from Potsdam NY (789 miles, 13.5 hrs!). I did her scoli fusion many yrs ago as a young adult, and now she has some increased back pain w spondylolisthesis down at L5S1.

This afternoon we helped a gentleman w severe cervical myelopathy using use of his hands (similar to surgery yesterday). He had 2 level acdf and did great. Surgical time 90 min.

Our surgery from mon is doing well and acdf from yesterday had excellent recovery of her arm function and went home this am.
Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine surgery

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