Tuesday, 2 Jun 2020
Omani patient undergoes novel surgery in Aster Medcity

Omani patient undergoes novel surgery in Aster Medcity

Having suffered from chronic unbearable discomfort in her proper reduce back for the previous eight years, which worsened given that her final kid birth a year ago, the patient was referred to Aster Medcity in Kochi, India, to undergo a percutaneous Ilio-sacral screw fixation below neuronavigation guidance.

The patient had previously received remedy in the type of sacroillitis joint injections at numerous hospitals in Oman, Thailand and India, nonetheless, the discomfort persisted. Failing to get lengthy-term relief, she visited the Spine Clinic at Aster Medcity, exactly where the diagnostic investigations confirmed chronic sacroillitis on the proper side.

She was counselled about minimally invasive sacrolilac joint fusion as prolonged conservative remedy had failed. The percutaneous ilio-sacral screw fixation was performed by a team led by Dr Jacob Eapen Mathew. Simultaneously, minimally invasive sacroliac joint fusion was carried out with a mixture of bone graft, hydroxyapatite and recombinant Bone morphogenetic protein (rBMP). After surgery she was ambulated on the third day and she reported superb discomfort relief and return of functional capacity.

“Sacroiliac joint fusion is a definitive treatment in chronic sacroiliitis when conservative treatment fails. Sacroiliitis, which is a common cause of chronic back pain, is most often misdiagnosed or treated inadequately. Open surgery for sacro-iliac fusion involves a lot of morbidity and a long recovery period. Minimally invasive SI joint fusion reduces the morbidity and vastly shortens the recovery period,” stated Dr Mathew.

He added, “We were able to perform this procedure with high accuracy with the help of intraoperative 3D C arm (using reconstructed CT like images) and the Stealth station navigation system. This system which is akin to the GPS found in cars enables high accuracy near critical nerves. We were also able to perform additional minimally invasive posterior SI joint fusion with keyhole ports. The SI joint has a complex anatomy with multiple ligamentous and muscular attachments around. We performed this fusion with minimal disruption of the surrounding anatomical structures.”

Aster Medcity is 1 of India’s most sophisticated healthcare destinations, combining the very best technologies to offer personalised, holistic healthcare care with a multidisciplinary method.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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