Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Today's surgery: failed spinal cord stimulator w degenerative scoliosis and previous laminectomies

If you are considering spinal cord stimulator or morphine pump and you have scoliosis, Spondylolisthesis and possible spinal stenosis, it is helpful sometimes to get second or third opinions from someone who does complex spinal revision surgeries and deformity.

This woman ha previous laminectomies w ongoing back an leg pain w trouble walking. She ten got stimulator which didn't help at all.

Today we removed the stimulator, did complex 4 level revision laminectomy and T12-iliac wing instrumentation and fusion.

Surgical time: 2 hrs 55 minutes.
Ebl: 1400 cc.
Blood transfused: none.
Cell saver returned: 565 cc
Complications: none.

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