Sunday, June 26, 2011

Flat Back Syndrome Young Lady Tells Her Story after Anterior / Posterior Reconstruction at Hey Clinic

This past week was a real busy and exciting one at Hey Clinic, after having a very nice week off the week before. We saw many thankful smiling faces in clinic on Thursday and Friday, including this woman and her husband. She had an anterior-posterior (A/P) reconstruction for flatback syndrome including L45 L5S1 ALIF, and posterior L1-Iliac wing instrumentation and fusion with bone grafting and osteotomies. She is now a few months postop, and shares what a difference the surgery has made in her quality of life. This patient is now I believe in her 30's, and had instrumentated fusion as teenager for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), and then had hardware removed. She subsequently developed the flatback syndrome with progressive pain and difficulty walking.

She gave her permission for us to share this video with all of you!

Take care,
Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery
Raleigh, NC USA


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