Tuesday, January 25, 2011

55 Yo woman w severe idiopathic and degenerative scoliosis fixes today

T5-iliac wing instrumentation and fusion w TLIF, osteotomies
Surgical time: 5 hrs 15 min
Ebl: 1600 cc
She did well, and got good correction.
We tend to get better and corrections when the curves are fixed earlier in life. Bone quality I also better and recovery also easier.

For this young lady, her quality of life got so bad, she really had to get it fixed.

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