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11-year-old Young Boy With Kyphotic Deformity Treated

    Kyphotic deformities are serious conditions which affect children and they have serious repercussions on the health of the child

    Most of these deformities start in early childhood due to some congenital malformations of the spine or due to tuberculosis infection of the spinal column which is rampant in our country.

    Due to severe bending of the spine, these children suffer not only from the social stigma of the deformity but also from the medical side effects like problems in breathing and weakness or paralysis in the legs.

    Case study:

    11 years of child hailing from Anantapur district presented to us with a big hump in the back and progression of the deformity in the back since childhood.

    This child was on the brink of developing paralysis in the legs. He was diagnosed to be having a thoracic kyphotic deformity and it was threatening to create havoc in the child’s life.

    Dr. Surya Prakash Rao V, Senior consultant Spine surgeon at Medicover hospitals has successfully performed surgical correction of the Spine deformity and the child is now cured. Surgery involves a very difficult and a complicated technique called “ vertebral column resection” which is done only in a very few specialized centers in the country. This procedure involves resection and reshaping of the bones of the spinal column so that the deformity is effectively corrected and normal alignment is restored. Though it is a time taking and a risky procedure it is safe only in only experienced hands. Spinal instrumentation helps in immediate stabilization of the spine and avoids patients form taking prolonged bed rest following the surgery. One of the biggest challenges during surgery is to prevent the development of any neurological impairment in the patient. By monitoring the spinal cord for neurological issues during this complex procedure a safe outcome is obtained.

    It is now around two months since the surgery and the child is now normal, playing with his friends and attending the school.

    Medicover Hospitals, Madhapur is a 200,000 sft., 200-bed hospital offering the best of doctors, consultants, and infrastructure in a caring and accessible environment. The hospital has the distinction of bringing together renowned names in all the areas of medicine under a single umbrella so that patients don’t have to travel from one hospital to another chasing specialist doctors in various medical disciplines. The hospital boasts of the largest team of all-star super-specialist doctors from all faculties of medicine under one roof supported by high-end technology and infrastructure, 24 hour availability of Cardiologist, Orthopaedician, Gynaecologist, Intensivist, Anaesthetist, Lap Surgeon, Neuro Surgeon, emergency team, etc., and unparalleled expertise in minimal access and daycare surgeries.

    Medicover Hospital’s infrastructural highlights include 7 Operation Theatres, 1.5 Tesla MRI, EPIC 4D Echo Machine, 128 Slice CT Scanner, Philips Patient Monitoring Systems, CRRT, Video EEG, ENMG, Neuro Microscope with Furmonoscope, Navigation System for Ortho Surgeries, Laminar Air Flow for all OT’S with HEPA Filters, Capsule Endoscope, Video-Assisted Endoscopy & Colonoscopy, Hi-end Endo Sono-Olympus, ERCP, 7 Bed Dialysis including Sled Dialysis, High-end Labour Room with advanced NICU, State-of-the-art HD Laparoscopy Hysteroscopy Unit, Thermal Endometrial Ablation for Gynec Procedures, Full-fledged 85 Bed ICU, ECMO, 2 Philips Clarity Cathlabs, IVUS, OCT, EP Lab with 3D Carto, FFR, Rotablation, Maquet Advanced Heart Lung Machine and Cardiac Output Monitoring Systems. This apart, the facility is also equipped with an advanced central air-conditioning system emitting 85% fresh air.

    Consult Dr. Surya Prakash Rao to get the best treatment opinion.

    Medicover Hospitals:- Hi-Tech City Madhapur, Secretariat, Karimnagar, Nizamabad.