Wednesday, April 8, 2009

This morning's scoliosis surgery: 12 yo young lady w 43 degree R thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Surgical time: 2 h 15 min
Levels: T5-L1
Correction: excellent
Estimated blood loss: 350 cc
Cell saver: 125 cc
Complic: none.
Postop location: PACU x 1 hour then private room w parents waiting. Extra bed for mom to sleep w her.
Parent satisfaction w preop experience:  excellent. Including answering follow-up clinical and insurance questions via email.
Parent satisfaction w surgery day and correction:  excellent!

Other updates:  boy from monday who had scoliosis fixed is doing great, going home today. 47 yo woman w scoliosis and kyphosis and T11 fracture doing well. Rheumatoid arthritis cerv spine reconstruction from yesterday w posterior cervical recnstruction and laminectomy for severe instability, spondylolisthesis and myelopathy w cervical stenosis was in great spirits this morning and using his arms and legs better already! 

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery.

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