Thursday, 13 December 2007

Busy at work - Spine Workshop

Being back in GHKL ... means longer working hours ..... but at least the stress of having to sit for exams are over for now until I am crazy enough to sit for foreign exams ...but for now I just wanna recover .... and reflect on life and what I should do in the future.

I was in charge of the operating theatre for the spine workshop last Wednesday.  The patient was a 15 year old with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.  The operation was called posterior instrumentation as the surgeons had to insert implants to help straighten the spine.
Lots of instruments for the operation
Operation in progress
Me keeping a watchful on the girl's vital signs.
There was a live telecast for the operation as the room was too small for all the participants ... there was a live telecast where the participants sat in a room to watch the operation and they could ask the surgeon any questions.

The xrays showing the spine.

The operation took about 5 hours and the girl was stable throughout the operation.  

3 comments:

:: NBC :: said...

hi doc - how serious mild scoliosis is..? any advice 4 me..?

tq v m

doc said...

ahh...don't tell me they still do the "wake up" test?!?!

TZ said...

i have goose bump the moment i saw the operating theater pic...