Deals with correction of Spinal Deformities and management of Spinal injuries, Tumors of the Spine, Spinal Tuberculosis. The unit also focuses on Complex Hip Disorders and performs Primary and Revision Total Hip Replacement Arthroplasty.
The Spine Service specialises in precision-oriented diagnosis and treatment for individuals with various spinal conditions. We use a multidisciplinary approach with key partners in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, orthotics and rehabilitation medicine to skilfully treat the spectrum of spine conditions that can occur at any stage of life.
Conditions treated by our specialists include:
- Spinal Stenosis
- Cervical Spondylosis
- Paediatric, Adolescent, Adult Scoliosis and other deformities of the spine
- Slipped 'Herniated' Discs
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Fractures of the spine
- Spinal Tumours
Minimally Invasive Microscopic Discectomy and Decompression
A large proportion of patients present to us with a problem of leg pain whereby the nerves in the low back are 'pinched' or compressed due to prolapsed 'slipped' discs. In some cases that do not respond to non-surgical management, minimally invasive discectomy and decompression is performed to alleviate the symptoms. This procedure is performed under the intraoperative microscope and patients can be discharged on the same day or the next day. In certain cases, endoscopic spine surgery can also be performed with equal success.
Lumbar Spinal Fusion
As we age, there is a risk of bone spurs forming within the spine which can weaken the joints or cause nerve compression. Patients may develop back pain due to instability of the spinal column and in such cases, your specialist may advise that the unstable portions of the spine be joined together so as to limit abnormal movements and thus reduce pain. Such procedures are currently normally performed with special rods and screws to increase the success rate of the procedure.
At the Posh-Pondy Ortho Specialty Hospital we strive towards perfection. We have a good rate of recovery with no reports of complications. We are proud to say that we offer one of the best post-op rehabilitation care by our trained staffs in each field of medicine.