The patient, 78 years male, presented with back pain, as well as pain in both lower extremities, (L) > (R). He was mobilizing with difficulty, bending over and rotating of his torso. He had also had significant weakness of his left leg.
Pre-op x-ray (face)
Pre-op x-ray (profil)
From the history he reported two previous surgeries at the lumbar spine.
The patient underwent complete decompression of the neural elements, reduction of the scoliosis and fusion using a combination of rigid (360o) and semi-rigid instrumentation.
Post-op x-ray (face)
Post-op x-ray (profil)
The patient was mobilized 36 hours after the surgery with significant improvement. His standing and walking gradually returned back to the normal.