Avoid stoop, Always sit with straight back.

Spine Health

  • Disc Herniation
  • Spondylisthesis
  • Thoracolumbar Fractures
  • Scoliosis
What is Scoliosis?

It is clinically defined as “A Lateral Curvature of the Spine in the Frontal Plane”. Scoliosis is actually a complex, 3 dimentional deformity, abnormal bending in spinal curvature is called scoliosis.

How Scoliosis gets noticed
  • It is common in girls becomes apparent by the age of 12 yrs; Growth spurt increases the curve rapidly.
  • Clothes become tight on convexity of curve
  • One leg become longer as compared to other
  • Shoulder offset/imbalance becomes obvious.



Management of Scoliosis
  • Curves with mild degrees require exercises
  • Progressive curves less than 40 degress require bracing
  • Early onset scoliosis patient may require non fusion options like growth roads, SHILLA
  • Progressive curves more than 40 degrees requires deformity correction & fusion surgery.

Why and when to get Scoliosis Surgery ?
  • Pre-menarchal girl with progressive scoliotic curve
  • Scoliotic curve which is more than 40 degrees, with more than Grade II pedicle rotation.
  • Trunkal Imbalance, with obnoxious rib hump deformity
  • Kyphoscoliotic curve with impending neurological risk
  • Kyphoscoliotic deformity with decreased pulmonary reserves

Ideal Age for surgery
  • Patient between 12 to 14 years of age are ideal candidate for Surgery.
  • In case of congenital hemivertebrae (malformation of back bones) leading to bad curvature of back, the surgery should be done as early as possible depending upon the degree of curve.

Surgery
Specifically, spinal fusion – is recommended for severe curves and for curves that have not responded to non-surgical intervention. Spinal fusion involves placing graft material between the affected bones in the spine to encourage them to fuse, or join together.







Highlights of Scoliosis Clinic
  • Experienced team of spine surgeons who have performed more than 350 scoliosis corrections will dedicate themselves for the scoliosis clinic.
  • Thorough clinical and radiological evaluation of kyphoscoliotic deformity.
  • One stage surgical corrections to give balanced spine.
  • Advanced anesthesia facilities for complex scoliosis surgeries.
  • State of the art ICU services and Monitoring facilities.
  • Counseling services & educational activities for scoliosis patients
  • Formation of scoliosis club.