Thursday, October 28, 2010

Little People Can Have Scoliosis and Stenosis Problems Too!

I saw Franklin today who popped in to drop off some MRI's for us.
Franklin had severe lumbar stenosis, which is common in people with
achondroplasia. I did a multi-level laminectomy for him a couple years ago,
since he was having severe problems standing and walking. Now he walks
great and is working full-time.

Franklin is active in the Little People societies, and also is our favorite
actor in the Raleigh "Christmas Carole" --- Hey Clinic has now made it an
annual tradition to go out to dinner together, and then see this great play
together in downtown Raleigh, NC.

Right after bumping into Franklin, I saw Dawn as a patient, who is also a
little person at 48 inches tall. She has scoliosis, kyphosis and has new
thoracic stenosis with myelopathy. We're going to get her fixed up with
surgery Monday.

Franklin said it was ok to put this picture of the 2 of us up on the blog.
Thanks Franklin!

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

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