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Spinal Surgery, Complete with ‘True Love’

Observing a five-hour operation to correct spinal deformity is a fascinating experience – but not one for the faint hearted.

Dr Pike (centre, leaning forward) slicing into the spine of his 13-year-old patient, watched by the author just behind him (Phil Locke/SMH)

“YOU’VE NEVER SEEN an operation before?” asked Dr Chris Pike as we entered Theatre One at the Prince of Wales Children’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia. “Well, you’ve picked just about the…

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