Man with serious cardiac condition undergoes successful spine fracture surgery
Manoj Kumar (name changed) was suffering from severe back pain from the past 2 months. He had been on bed rest.
Chandigarh: A 56 years old man has undergone a spine fracture surgery via percutaneous technique without open surgery recently at Ivy Hospital, Mohali.
Manoj Kumar (name changed) was suffering from severe back pain from the past 2 months. He had been on bed rest. He had suffered from a fracture of D-12 vertebrae.
He was afraid to undergo major surgery for his fracture due to his atrial fibrillations (AFs) a serious cardiac aliment, for which he was on blood thinner. Due to this reason he could not undergo conventional open surgery as that would have required blood thinners to be stopped that could lead to brain stroke due to his AFs condition. However his pain was unbearable.
Dr Vineet Saggar, senior consultant of neuro and spine specialist at Ivy hospital reviewed his case and advised Manoj to undergo vertebroplasty which was a percutaneous procedure in which a bone cement is filled into fractured vertebrae through a percutaneous needle placed in fractured vertebrae .
This relieved pain and provided strength to fractured vertebral bone and the patient was able to sit immediately after the procedure and can be discharged the same day .
Since it didn't require open surgery his blood thinners were not stopped and he was discharged without pain in 24 hours, informed Dr Saggar.
Dr Saggar informed that vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are percutaneous procedures done to relieve pain from Vertebral compression fractures without conventional surgery in selected cases. These procedures are being done at ivy hospital routinely for the past few years, he said.