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Surgical Results

T2 to S1 Fusion for Severe Adult Scoliosis Using Free Hand Technique for Pedicle Screw Insertion

Severe Adult Scoliosis

 

•60 year old woman with progressive height loss and severe low back and leg pain with incapacitation
•Tried multiple conservative measures without benefit

 

 

Preop X rays

C10-I1C10-I2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preop Lateral X rays

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Postop Lumbar X rays

C10-I5

 

Postop Thoracic X rays

C10-I6

 

Surgery

 

•Approximately 10 hours surgery in one setting

•All the screws inserted freehand without using C arm or X rays
•Postop CT showed excellent position of all the screws used
•Less than 800cc blood loss due to good BP control and usage of Tranexamic Acid
Final Follow-up at 18 months
•Excellent outcome
•Patient is pain free and back to work
•Gained about 3 inches in height
•No hardware loosening with solid fusion