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Immobile for 8 months, 17-year-old boy is back to normal routine after complex spine surgery

Date : June 15, 2016

For this 17 year old boy from Kotkapura, it was more than a miracle when after having been immobile for eight months he started moving his limbs within 24 hours of his surgery at Fortis Hospital, Mohali. After three and a half months of surgery conducted by Dr. Deepak Joshi, Spine Surgeon, he is now leading a normal life.

Interacting with media persons here today, Dr. Joshi explained when Inderpreet came to Fortis, a medical examination was conducted, which brought out that the main cause of the misery was irreducible dislocation of C1 over C2 with severely pinched Spinal Cord.

The doctor said the ordeal started when the boy was operated upon at a private hospital (before he came to Fortis hospital) for the disorder at the top of spine where C1 vertebra was dislocated over C2. Though there was temporary improvement, gradually the problem aggravated and the patient got fully dependent on his parents for feeds, toileting and was confined to bed and wheel chair. At that stage there was no alternative so physiotherapy was advised.

After six months of undergoing physiotherapy, there were no signs of improvement. “We travelled to various centers in Punjab and other states for treatment but no satisfactory response was given to them regarding treatment and outcome,” said Mr Gursevak Singh, the teeanger’s father.

For More Information, please contact:
Fortis Healthcare Limited
Megha Sandhu | 9876710700
megha.sandhu@fortishealthcare.com

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