How can we care for scoliosis and kyphosis and spondylolisthesis better with conservative care like physical therapy, high-tech scoliosis braces, exercise and other techniques? What can be done to improve surgical care, and understand choices for surgery, learning from those around the world? How can we learn from aviation and from Deming's principles of "Standard Work" to constantly improve spine and all healthcare?
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
18 Yo young lady w 83 degree painful kyphosis fixed this am
Surgical time: 3 hr 30 min Ebl: 400 cc. Cell saver: 115 cc. Blood transfused: none Complications: none.
Fusion levels: T3-L3 instrumentation and fusion with 3 apical Smith Peterson Osteotomies.