Thursday, May 13, 2010

49 yo woman from Connecticut w severe kyphoscoliosis fixed today

Severe progressive back pain and deformity. 64/53 deg scoli curves w
severe lumbar collapse. 87 degree kyphosis.
Surgical time: 6 hrs 30 min.
Complications: none.
T4-iliac wing instrumentation and fusion w osteomies.
Blood transfused: 2 units.
Complications: none.

A great day. She will Love her new posture. The huge humps are gone!

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery.


Paul Killea said...


We are so happy for you.

We will stand by you throughout your recovery.

We love you dearly,

Paul, Jennifer, Liam, & Leo

colorislight said...

To Dr. Hey, We who love Kate thank you so very much for your talent and for your excellent care of her. Kate is a wonderful person and she has so much faith. Last night at our pre-hospital send off dinner she was radiant, upbeat, and unworried. She was certain she was in the best hands. The films of her straightened spine are amazing. What a miracle! With appreciation, Anne Winslow (Kate's sister)

Laurie Smith said...

Dear Kate, Family, and Dr. Hey,
We are so happy to hear that the operation went well. You were in our prayers continuously from Tuesday on when you left CT. You are blessed to have found such an excellent doctor. We hope when you are up to it, you will enjoy the comments people add to the blog. Your x-rays are pretty unbelievable. Love you! Laurie and Jeff(x2) Smith

matt conti said...

Dear Kate and Family,

We love you so much and miss you. Your spine looks beautiful! We can't wait to give you a big hug when we see you. Many thanks to Dr. Hey for his great work and the confidence he instilled in all.

Much love,
Matt, Karen, Carl, Reina and Norah

Mr. Rogers said...

Dear Kate,
Great stuff!
Have a speedy recovery and rest well.