SVIMS super specialty hospital has performed a rare surgery on a patient suffering from osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a condition observed mostly in elders or due to vitamin deficiency in others, which renders the bone soft and consequently, excessive pressure is exerted on the spine.
Siddiah, a patient from Madanapalle, was admitted on complaint of back pain and neuromuscular weakness, which was attributed to osteoporosis.
SVIMS neurosurgery head B. C. M. Prasad and his team comprising V. V. Ramesh Chandra, Ravikanth and Jagadeeswara Reddy performed ‘Balloon Kyphoplasty’ procedure on the patient, wherein the bone cement was incorporated into the spine and stabilised with titanium screws.
The surgical procedure has not been performed by many hospitals due of its dicey nature.
SVIMS Director B. Vengamma said the costly procedure was performed free of cost on the poor patient under the TTD-funded ‘Pranadanam’ scheme.
The SVIMS neurosurgery wing has so far performed such operations on fifty poor patients.
Surgery was performed free of cost on the poor patient under the TTD-funded ‘Pranadanam’ scheme