now w severe flat back syndre and scoliosis w adjacent level spinal
stenosis above and below her old fusion. She also has Sjogren's
Syndrome which can lead to significant spinal destruction like
We fixed her spine today w anterior L5S1 Alif followed by posterior
osteotomies, laminectomies and extension instrumentation.
Total surgical time including the "flip" time was 5 hrs 10 min.
Ebl: 1000 cc.
Patient had ok broken screw that we did not need to remove.
Our physician patient who had similar surgery Friday flew home to
Idaho yesterday w excellent relief and markedly improved posture. Our
50 yo scoliosis patient from Connecticut who had huge kyphoscoliosis
was discharged as well.
A good day!
Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery