Friday, February 25, 2011
6 yo Janelle now 3 months after Shilla Procedure for Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS) Doing Great
We just saw Janelle and her mom back for follow-up, now 3 months out from her anterior/posterior scoliosis short fusion with Shilla growing rod technique we did with Dr. Richard McCarthy at Arkansas Children's Hospital back in December. She has no pain, is eating well, and loves her new shape/posture.
She looks awesome and happy today, and has grown 3/4 of an inch since we saw her just six weeks ago! The Shilla technique allows her to keep growing, as the rods can slide through the pedicle screws at the top and bottom.
She will be going back to do some ballet now, and gave us a little demonstration here at Hey Clinic.
Janelle and her mom gave us permission to share this with all of you.
Many thanks again to Dr. McCarthy and his wonderful staff for allowing me to come out and learn this technique, and his wonderful care for Janelle and her family.
Take care Janelle! You look awesome.
Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery