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Scoliosis Research Society 50th Anniversary Museum, here at SRS Annual Meeting! Fascinating history on the evolution of spinal deformity treatment with the great leaders who made it happen to serve children and adults better over time. It is interesting to learn how the polio outbreaks of early 1900's helped to start the scoliosis treatment revolution. It was also interesting how various surgeons tried various techniques, learned from what things did not work to develop better treatments over time. Paul Harrington did 34 iterations of his Harrington Rod, after his facet screw technique did not work. He actually would build the Harrington rod the night before with his brace tech, to use the best version for the next patient! More later from SRS. Check out the SRS website: to learn more. 
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY AHMAD!! What do neurofibromatosis, scoliosis, burnout, patient safety and "flow" have to do with one another?
 After going to a wonderful Duke Patient Safety Conference last Thursday which discussed ways of avoiding and treating burnout, and also finding "flow" in your life, I've been inspired to start writing my blog more regularly again.  Dr. Shanafelt from Mayo ...

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I just received a beautiful letter from a guest of Hey Clinic I just had to share! This is one of the remarkable reasons I became a surgeon-Thanks Kara and to your wonderful family as well-Keep Dancing-Dr. Hey "Dr. Hey, This a link to a video of Kara doing ...

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What do early onset scoliosis (EOS) and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients really think about scoliosis surgery and recovery? A brother and sister create their own interview video!
A few months ago, we had the opportunity to care for a brother and sister, Ava and Luca, who had progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and early onset scoliosis (EOS) -- both of whom had rapidly progressive curves over 50 degrees and growing.   ...

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It was nice for Ava's mom to share this recent video dancing freely after getting her scoliosis straightened up 2-3 months ago!  Go Ava!!

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Can my daughter dance freely after scoliosis surgery?
Ava is a 13 yo young lady from Long Island, NY who had scoliosis surgery along with her younger brother in November 2015 with Dr. Lloyd Hey (Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery), in Raleigh, NC.  Her mom Marisa shared a recent video of Ava at dance c...

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Susan shared a wonderful home-made thank you card for her 6 week postop adolescent idiopathic scoliosis postop visit, showing her before and after picture with improved posture.  

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Thank You Note from 15 yo Susan 6 weeks postop adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Saw 15 yo Susan back for her 6 week postop visit, who made me a wonderful home-made thank you car that I share below. "12/10/2015 Dr. Hey, Thank you for all the help you have done.  After the surgery, I know i can do the things I love to do without having l...

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24 Vanessa, who had a very severe scoliosis combined with only one lung since birth was back at Hey Clinic today with her husband doing great 5 months postop, enjoying her new posture, pain relief, and much brighter future for her cardiopulmonary health.

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24 yo Vanessa with severe scoliosis and one lung looking well and feeling well at 5 months postop
We saw Vanessa and her husband back in clinic today, and she was absolutely radiant!  We've shared  her story on a previous blog  with her permission, and again today with he permission.    She was sent to me by Dr. Chris Brown, a wonderful Duke spine surge...
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