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, November 15, 2011
55 yo w painful collapsing degenerative scoliosis and stenosis fixed this am
23 degree Preop curve w Spondylolisthesis and stenosis.
L1-iliac instrumentation and fusion w multilevel laminectomies.
Surgery time: 3 hrs 10 min. Ebl: 800 cc. Complications: none.