Thursday, May 20, 2010

50 yo woman w flat back syndrome fixed today

Julia is 50 yo and had L3-5 instrumentation and fusion done elsewhere
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
rheumatoid arthritis.

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.

Complications: none
Ebl: 1000 cc.
Correction excellent
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

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