SOTC team performs high risk surgery saving life of a young labourer



BM Bureau, May 21 : A 36 year old laborer and father of two young girls has received a new lease of  life after undergoing successful cervical surgery for a broken neck at the city based Shree Ortho and Trauma Centre (SOTC) on Tuesday. Consulting Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon Dr Devagouda Imaggoudanavar and Dr Anand performed the surgery preventing the paralysis of both arms and limbs.

A steel structure fell on Ijajahmad Shaik a young fabrication labourer was fixing the structure injuries on the neck. The patient was rushed to a local hospital but as he was not responding to the treatment he was brought to the SOTC on May 12.

The surgery requires lot of skill and involves life-threatening risk of permanent paralysing of  upper and lower limbs, respiratory paralysis resulting in death. Dr Devagouda and team immediately performed surgical reduction of dislocation and wiring from back of neck performing anterior cervical discectomy, bone grafting & fusion with plating procedure from the front of neck. This surgery involves removing the damaged disc and fusing the affected vertebrate to stabilize the spine and relive pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.

“ It was a highly complex surgery and the  doctors normally do not take risk of performing such surgeries. However, we took the risk and did our best. The surgery went for over two hours. The patient is now recuperating. It is nothing less than a miracle,” an elated Dr Devagouda said.

The patient is now following a rehabilitation program and we are confident that he will regain strength, mobility and will soon become normal and will be able to lead normal life, Dr Devagouda said.

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Photo : Dr Devagouda, Dr Anand and the SOTC team seen with the patient.

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