A old lady presented with history of low back ache starting 2013 and it has increased in severity since last 6 months. The pain is radiating to both the legs left more than the right. The pain aggravated by activity and relived partly by rest. There is no history suggestive of bladder or bowel disturbance. She is a known hypertensive on medications. She is allergic to sulpha group of medications. PROCEDURE: L3-5 instrumented fusion and L4-5 decompression.
I recently visited the Chandigarh Spinal Injury Centre. It headed by Mrs Nicky Madan who has dedicated her life to this project. The beautifully maintained single floor center has inpatient facilities for spinal injury patients both para and quadriplegic. In fact the Centres kitchen is run by a quadriplegic from Ranchi, who has no limb movement at all. He also manages their social media by typing on a phone using a mouth held stylus. The house keeping is also managed by a par
The Indian Head Injury Foundation received the 2017 BMJ (British Medical Journal) South Asia award in the “Best initiative of the year” in the non-communicable disease category. Our team, over the last 2 years, initiated the "Children's Ride to safety programme." This involved workshops on road safety for children and parents in 55 Delhi Government Schools involving 20,000 children and distributing 12.000 helmets, free of cost. As there are no ISI children’s helmet availabl
A 55 year old Englishman Anthony Barry Roberts is lucky to be alive after sustaining extensive head, facial and chest injuries. A trained para-glider with 15 years’ experience, he was paragliding in Kangra in Himachal Pradesh in India* when sudden turbulent weather smashed him against a rock face where he was left suspended by his parachute. A Russian pilot who was also paragliding too, landed near him, risking his own life. He got him to a safer place and administered first.