How can we care for scoliosis and kyphosis and spondylolisthesis better with conservative care like physical therapy, high-tech scoliosis braces, exercise and other techniques? What can be done to improve surgical care, and understand choices for surgery, learning from those around the world? How can we learn from aviation and from Deming's principles of "Standard Work" to constantly improve spine and all healthcare?
Thursday, May 21, 2009
22 yo woman w painful 36 degree R thoracic idiopathic scoliosis fixed today
T5-L1 instrumentation and fusion Surgery time: 2 hour 45 min. EBL: 250 cc. Blood transfused: none. Correction: excellent.