Wednesday, September 25, 2013
12 yo Madeline got her "straight wish" this morning at Duke Raleigh Hospital.
I just finished doing surgery on 12 yo Madeline, who had a double curve scoliosis progress to 52/48 this past July. Dad thought curve has gotten bigger in the couple of months since then, and curves definitely looked a bit bigger with her in big growth spurt. As shown above, we got a nice correction, and her lower 3 lumbar discs are now in much better alignment -- should last her a lifetime. Her preop "humps" that we could even see under anesthesia on OR table are gone. Time go to see the parents. Surgery took 3 hrs 52 minutes, with no blood transfusions.
Dr. Lloyd Hey -- Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery -- http