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?
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Lumbar scoliosis and spinal stenosis fixed this afternoon
28 degree scoliosis w stenosis and Spondylolisthesis. T12-iac wing instrumentation and fusion w 3 level lumbar laminectomy. Total surgical time: 2 hrs 45 minutes. Ebl: 1100 cc. Blood transfused: none. Correction:excellent. No XLIF needed.