Successful Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Surgery

Dr. Ajay Kothari

A 37 year old male,came to the outdoor patient department with complaints of low back pain since 5 months,with the pain radiating to right lower limbs.It was associated with tingling and numbness.He was seen in the OPD by Dr.Ajay kothari,consulting spine surgeon at sancheti hospital.A fresh MRI was ordered along with digital x-rays of lumbar spine.The patient was diagnosed by Dr.kothari as a case of L5-S1 grade 1 anterolisthesis which means compression of spinal cord in lumbar spine.
Patient and relative were explained about the problem in detail and need for surgery was explained as the patient had the risk of being completely paralysed.Relatives were very worried about the success rate of spine surgery.
Spine surgeon Dr.Kothari explained them in detail about the modern surgical advancements the use of stabilisation techniques,faster recovery is easily possible and that patient is made ambulatory immediately on the second day of surgery.so surgery in the form of lumbar decompression with stabilisation was planned.Surgery went on for 2 hours and patient tolerated the procedure well and the surgery was completely uneventful.The patient showed good signs of recovery.Physiotherapy as per the protocol was started on day 1.The patient was made to stand on the second day and made to walk on day 3 after surgery.The patient was completely pain free and started walking individually with walker support on day 5 after surgery.
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