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?
Monday, October 3, 2011
14 Yo young lady w 56 degree adolescent idiopathic scoliosis straightened up this morning
Double curve also w 66 degrees of kyphosis. T3-L3 instrumentation and fusion w Osteotomies Surgical time: 3 hrs 12 min Complications: none Ebl: 350 cc Blood transfused: none.