Thursday, May 29, 2014

Fwd: Thank you - from young lady who had revision kyphoscoliosis surgery and scar revision

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From: Amy
Date: Thu, May 29, 2014 at 5:30 AM
Subject: Thank you
To: Lloyd Hey

I never thought i'd be confident again while putting my hair up and having a bare back. The work you did on my back was incredible, but the scar was a gift. My old scar never even began to heal, and only 7 months later this scar looks incredible. I wear it with pride. Thank you so much for all you do every day.


I did a complex revision kyphoscoliosis surgery for Amy last year, and also revised her surgical scar at the same time, which is discussed on this blog:

Thanks for sharing Amy!! Your back is looking awesome!

While the majority of the scoliosis and kyphosis surgery we do for children adolescents and adults is primary surgery, I also perform revision deformity surgery when patients are not satisfied with the surgical correction of the deformity and/or if there is ongoing pain or progressive deformity or hardware loosening/breakage or adjacent level failure.  Last week, for example, I revised a scoliosis surgery on a young lady who had scoliosis surgery in Colorado for a thoracolumbar curve, and had collapse in her thoracic area above the curve, and has significant residual deformity.  I was able to correct the upper curve, and also took apart the fusion below using bone wedge osteotomies, and was able to get a very nice correction, 6 years after her original surgery.

This morning I am helping a 14 yo with a 63 degree scoliosis -- a primary surgery, and we will be using our latest techniques to get her the best possible correction, best scar / incision appearance and get her through this large surgery minimizing blood loss, and other potential complications. 

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

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