Wednesday, June 24, 2009

No more pinchy for the scoli and spondy and severe stenosis: this afternoon's surgery.

Notice the lateral and anterolisthesis at L34 and L45 respectively, along w degenerative scoliosis. Very tight stenosis L34 and L45.
This 75 yo could barely walk w severe bilat progressive leg pain and spinal claudication.
Intraop, found spine to be very unstable at L34 and L45 w severe stenosis which I relieved.
Proc: L3-S1-Iliac instrumentation and fusion w L3-5 laminectomy.
Surgical time: 1 hour 58 minutes.
EBL: 350 cc
Cell saver: 120 cc
Complications: none.

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

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