Tuesday, November 22, 2011

12 yo girl with severe 75 degree congenital and idiopathic scoliosis fixed last Wednesday.

Last week we straightened up Emory, who is 12 who had complex congenital scoliosis measuring about degrees at Wakemed.    Due to complexity of her deformity, I did extensive preop planning, including 3 dimenensional analysis of her cervical and thoracic spine using special software.  I actually presented her case at Boston Children’s Hospital special Fellow Reunion Conference right before the Grice Dinner and Lectures.  Many thanks to Dr. John Emans, and others who helped give their input!

Intra-operative O-Arm Navigation and 3D analysis was also performed.  I took the preop 3D analysis I did for each pedicle level, and actually arranged them into a PowerPoint presentation which I then printed and posted on the wall in the operating room!  That was very helpful.   Surgery was T1-T12 instrumentation performed along with several osteotomies.  WakeMed OR team did great.

Her surgery went well, with 3 night stay at WakeMed Raleigh Children’s Hospital, going home on Saturday doing well.
This surgery helped with her severe shoulder obliquity caused by the severe scoliosis.

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

1 comment:

Unique Styles said...

Thanks Dr. Hey! I feel real good!