Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Julia's Intra-Operative X-Ray right after I corrected her adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

I just broke scrub on Julia's scoliosis surgery -- the 14 yo I talked about on this morning's blog with the large adolescent idiopathic scoliosis double curve.  Her surgery this morning went great.  Surgical time was 3 hours 50 minutes.  EBL was 1000 cc, with 650 cc given back in cell saver, and no blood transfusions.  Evoked potential monitoring was normal, and we got a really nice correction, even though her curves were very stiff!! Sometimes when patients are braced for a long time, I find their curves are stiffer.  Fortunately we were able to overcome the stiffness by doing multiple osteotomies, and some additional manipulation using double rod technique and compression/distraction.

Just showed the films to Julia's mom and dad.  They are so happy and wanted me to post this up to the blog so their family back in France can see the results.  They are welcome to leave Julia "get well wishes through comments on the Blog.

It was a very nice morning.

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery


Patrick said...

J'espere que tout va bien pour Julia. Le resultat a l'air parfait, en tous cas.

Bon courage pour la convalescence. Une nouvelle vie qui commence !!!!

Patrick, the uncle.

judy said...

What a beautiful straight back!!!Lots of love to everyone and many thanks to Dr Hey
Granny (Judy)

judy said...

What a beautiful straight back!!!
Bon courage and lots of love to all
Granny xxxx

judy said...

What a beautiful straight back!!!

Bon courage and lots of love xxxx
Granny xxx