Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mildred from Naples FL w scoliosis, x-stops fixed today

Mildred had a 52 degree Thoracolumbar degenerative and idiopathic scoliosis. She was treated down in Florida w 2 level X-Stops.

We fixed her today T5-iliac wing w L5S1 TLIF, osteotomies, laminectomies.

You could really see the severe nerve pinch on the R side which I fixed by thorough "roti-rooter" and distraction of those foramen. That is where the instrumentation and fusion really helps.
Surgical time: 4 hours 35 minutes.
Correction: excellent w 19 degree curve and excellent lordosis.
Complications: none.

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