Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Degenerative scoliosis collapse in 41 yo woman w old Harrington rod adolescent idiopathic scoliosis fusion years ago --- fixed today.

T12-iliac wing instrum and fusion w multilevel lumbar osteotomies.
She did well, and will be going to ortho floor to be w her husband.
Up and around tomorrow.

It is a little unusual for scoliosis t collapse below fusions down to L1, but it still can happen. More modern instrumentation combined w earlier intervention can help restore better alignment of the lumbar spine w more motion segments.

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

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