Wednesday, October 7, 2009

61 yo woman from Alabama w 62 degree thoracolumbar scoliosis fixed today

Nancy met one of my other scoliosis patients named Margorie from Alabama, who suggested coming up here as well.
She had a very severe scoliosis w severe back and R leg pain and lateral listhesis w collapse lower lumbar spine.

Surgery: T5-iliac wing instrumentation and fusion w 3 posterior Smith-Peterson osteomies as well as 2 laminectimies.

Her spine was so rotated, I actually used a new cross-table technique for the lower R screws w laminotimies --- worked great! 

Surgical time: 6 hour 31 minutes.
Complications:  none.
Correction: more than 50 percent. Well balanced w good lumbar lordosis and much better looking back -- hump nearly gone.

Postop location: PACU to ICU overnight w. extubation this afternoon.

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

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