Monday, May 3, 2010

11 yo w painful adolescent idiopathic scoliosis fixed today

This young lady was really suffering with progressive thoracic pain
despite significant conservative therapy. When i trained as a resident
and fellow at Boston Childrens, we were taught that AIS shoul not be
painful it turns out that studies done since then showed that many
adolescents w scoliosis have pain many adults also have pain.

Her curve progressed to just under 40 degrees up til this point. Her
twin sister also has scoliosis.

Her surgery this am went great.
Surgical time: 2 hrs 31 min.
Ebl: 500 cc
Cell saver: 200 cc
Complications: none
Correction: excellent.

This weekend I met 30 yo woman from Washington DC, who has scoliosis
in mid 40's with pain and increased visible deformity. Visit worked
out well with my layover in Baltimore!

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

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