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Doctors of KIMS Kondapur save a 6 year old girl from lifelong deformity

by The Welthi Bureau, July 28th, 2020

doctors of kims kondapur save a 6 year old girl from lifelong deformity
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Hyderabad, July 24, 2020: Suffering from any deformity for lifelong is a bane for anyone. Getting proper treatment for that and coming out of that will be possible only with the help of expert and experienced doctors. Same is the story of 6-year old Greeshmika, who was suffering from Congenital Scoliosis by birth. Doctors of KIMS Kondapur gave her a new life and rescued her from this terrible situation. Greeshmika and her family members felt relieved after this. Her parents brought her to KIMS in March of this year. After keen observation and analysis, Dr. K Sri Krishna Chaitanya identified that she had this condition by birth. This case being a very complicated one, the girl needs to be operated several times and the rods must be elongated at intervals till she attains an age of 13 years. As the length of her spinal cord increases, the length of rods must also be elongated. Only then, this can be cured completely. One in two thousand will suffer with this problem.

 

Dr. Sri Krishna Chaitanya, Spine surgeon, KIMS Kondapur, speaking about this explained, "This is a very complicated and challenging surgery. The only option in this situation is to perform surgery. Because of this congenital scoliosis, Greeshmika was not able to dance, or swim, or play in water.

 

As a result of congenital scoliosis, she became shorter and her lungs contracted and she couldn’t even breathe properly. Right side of the body was deformed and also formation of lungs was not proper. Left lung cannot expand anymore because there isn't enough space for heart and lungs.

 

Heart and left lung were also contracted. This resulted in lack of growth and inability of taking food. This issue was identified when she was 3 year old. She was able to walk at the age of three years. Then, her parents observed that her walk was abnormal. From then, they have been taking her to different pediatricians and general physicians. They prescribed some medicines and postponed this. Finally her parents decided to get her operated when she was 5. To arrange financials and come to hospital, it took around 6-8 months for them.

 

Here, we used Telescopic rods which facilitate the elongation of rod by estimating the girl's growth. This can be done with minor surgeries. With special instruments, the procedure can be completed within a day and she can leave by evening itself. This needs to be done every year till she attains the age of 13-14 years."

 

"We performed the first surgery in March 2019 during which anchor screws were placed in D3/D4 and L3/L4. The second surgery was performed this month which was an expansion process of those screws. It was a 6 hours procedure. We got a very good correction. We used Intra Operative neural monitoring and 3D printing and monitoring to improve safety. With the help of anesthesia team, we have successfully completed the surgery. These kind of surgeries needs best hospitals with the right infrastructure and a team of highly experienced doctors with tremendous patience, perseverance, teamwork,” says Dr Sai Laxman Anne, Head of department - Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery.

 


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