A 45 year old electrician had a fall from 20 feet electric pole while on duty about 150 kms from Nagpur. After fall he had very severe pain and a loud click sound in the back after which his back became bent and crooked. Without wasting a minute his primary doctor referred him to Wockhardt Hospitals, Nagpur.
At Wockhardt Hospitals Dr Priyesh Dhoke Senior Spine Specialist checked him and advised him for spine X- ray and MRI scan. He was shifted gently on a spine board with all the care under Dr Dhoke’s supervision. His investigations showed multiple fractures in spine of which the D12 vertebrae was badly fractured. Dr PriyeshDhoke said, “ This as an unstable spine injury where three columns of the spine are fractured according to AO spine classification.”
Dr Dhoke explained the need of surgery for spinal fixation to the patient and relatives in detail. He explained them about the new and most advance technique of Spine fixation i.e minimal invasive spine fixation[key hole spine surgery].This is a percutaneous spine fixation technique in which screws and rods are inserted through a small port/cut in the skin under the fluoroscopic guidance and monitoring .The benefits of this advanced surgery is minimum skin cut, very less blood loss, no muscle dissection/damage, early patient mobilization , very minimum post operative pain. The patient can walk within 6 hours of surgery. Even the patient can take bath the next day and can be discharged.
The patient and the relatives were surprised and happy to see the fast recovery of their patient.
Dr Priyesh Dhoke said, “This percutaneous spine fixation is highly skilled technique and very beneficial to the patient. Dr Dhoke is fellowship trained spine specialist with several international recognitions and possess this expertise and is available at WockhardtHospitals, Nagpur for the patients.
About Wockhardt Hospitals Ltd.:
Wockhardt Hospitals is a chain of tertiary care super-specialty hospitals with facilities in Nagpur, Nasik, Rajkot, South Mumbai & North Mumbai. All WockhardtHospitals have state-of-the-art infrastructure and globally benchmarked processes to enable Patient Care & Safety. Wockhardt Hospitals Ltd. is one of the few professionally managed corporate hospital groups in the country which prioritizes patient safety and quality of care at the core of its strategy. The guiding philosophy is to serve and enrich the Quality of Life of patients.