Hoag Orthopedic Institute Surgeon Performs Rare Severed Spine Surgery Through Patient’s Mouth

18 Sep Hoag Orthopedic Institute Surgeon Performs Rare Severed Spine Surgery Through Patient’s Mouth

Ruth Bobeczko, 70, was cleaning her Huntington Beach home when she tripped and tumbled down the stairs, breaking her neck. An initial surgery left her with a cock robin orientation and in immense pain. Dr. Richard Lee, of Hoag Orthopedic Institute, was able to relieve Bobeczko’s pain by performing a rare spinal surgery through her mouth.

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