Thursday, July 28, 2011

13 Yo girl w 40 degree Thoracolumbar adolescent idiopathic scoliosis fixed this am

T10-L3 instrumentation and fusion
Ebl: 350 cc
Blood transfused: none
Complications: none
Surgical time 2 hr 30 min

Very happy with correction.
Was able to spare her the longer fusion with less levels since thoracic curve was small enough and flexible enough --- good motivation to fix earlier!

We fixed a 24 Yo w scoliosis last week from Asheville nc area today, which I about 5 hours away, in the beautiful north Carolina mountains, west of Charlotte, Nc. I was there last weekend doing rock climbing at Chimney Rock w my daughter. Amazing experience!!!

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