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Spine Fracture Treatment in Ahmedabad

What Is Spine fractures?

Vertebral fractures are breaks or cracks in the bones of the spine, called vertebrae. These fractures can occur due to various reasons, including trauma, osteoporosis (a condition causing weakening of the bones), tumors, or infections. Here’s a brief overview of vertebral fractures and treatment options:

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  1. Types of Vertebral Fractures:
    • Compression Fractures: These fractures occur when the front portion of the vertebral body collapses due to compression forces. Compression fractures are commonly associated with osteoporosis.
    • Burst Fractures: These fractures involve the entire vertebral body and may result from significant trauma, such as a fall from height or a motor vehicle accident.
    • Fracture-dislocations: These fractures involve displacement of the vertebral body relative to the adjacent vertebrae and are often associated with high-energy trauma.
  2. Symptoms:
    • Back pain is the most common symptom of vertebral fractures, especially with movement or weight-bearing.
    • Numbness, tingling, or weakness may occur if the fracture compresses spinal nerves or the spinal cord.
  3. Diagnostic Evaluation:
    • Imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans are used to diagnose vertebral fractures and evaluate their severity and associated complications.
  4. Treatment Options:
    • Conservative Management: Many vertebral fractures can be managed conservatively with rest, pain medications, and bracing. Physical therapy may be recommended to improve mobility and strength.
    • Vertebroplasty or Kyphoplasty: For painful compression fractures, minimally invasive procedures such as vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty may be performed. These procedures involve injecting bone cement into the fractured vertebra to stabilize it and relieve pain.
    • Surgery: Surgery may be necessary for certain types of vertebral fractures, particularly those associated with spinal instability, neurological deficits, or progressive deformity. Surgical options include spinal fusion, vertebral augmentation, or instrumentation to stabilize the spine.
    • Management of Underlying Conditions: If vertebral fractures are caused by osteoporosis or other underlying conditions, treatment of the underlying condition is essential to prevent future fractures. This may involve medications to improve bone density, lifestyle modifications, and fall prevention strategies.
  5. Rehabilitation:
    • Rehabilitation plays a crucial role in the recovery from vertebral fractures, particularly for regaining strength, flexibility, and function. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and home exercises may be recommended to facilitate recovery and prevent complications.

Overall, the management of vertebral fractures depends on factors such as the type and severity of the fracture, associated symptoms, and underlying conditions. Spine Fracture Treatment is individualized based on the patient’s specific needs and goals, with the aim of relieving pain, restoring function, and preventing complications.

Minimally Invasive surgery for Spine Fracture

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for spine fractures involves techniques that use small incisions and specialized instruments to treat vertebral fractures while minimizing damage to surrounding tissues. Here’s an overview of minimally invasive surgical options for spine fractures:

  1. Vertebroplasty:
    • Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to stabilize vertebral fractures, particularly compression fractures, by injecting bone cement into the fractured vertebra.
    • During vertebroplasty, a small needle is inserted into the fractured vertebra under fluoroscopic guidance, and bone cement is injected to stabilize the fracture and relieve pain.
    • Vertebroplasty is typically performed on an outpatient basis and can provide rapid pain relief with minimal recovery time.
  2. Kyphoplasty:
    • Kyphoplasty is similar to vertebroplasty but involves an additional step to restore vertebral height and correct spinal deformity.
    • During kyphoplasty, a balloon-like device is inserted into the fractured vertebra and inflated to create a cavity. Bone cement is then injected into the cavity to stabilize the fracture and restore vertebral height.
    • Kyphoplasty can help improve spinal alignment and reduce the risk of future fractures in adjacent vertebrae.
  3. Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Fixation:
    • Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation is a minimally invasive technique used to stabilize unstable vertebral fractures, particularly burst fractures or fracture-dislocations.
    • In this procedure, screws are inserted into the pedicles (bony projections) of the affected vertebrae using small incisions and specialized instruments. Rods are then connected to the screws to stabilize the spine.
    • Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation provides stability to the fractured spine while preserving the surrounding muscles and tissues.
  4. Endoscopic Surgery:
    • Endoscopic techniques, such as endoscopic discectomy or endoscopic decompression, can be used to treat certain types of spine fractures, particularly those associated with nerve compression.
    • Endoscopic surgery involves inserting a thin, flexible tube with a camera and specialized instruments through small incisions to visualize and access the fractured vertebrae or nearby structures.
    • Endoscopic surgery allows for direct visualization of the fracture site and precise removal of herniated disc material or bone fragments causing nerve compression.

Minimally invasive surgery for spine fractures offers several advantages, including smaller incisions, reduced blood loss, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times, and lower risk of complications compared to traditional open surgery. However, the suitability of each technique depends on factors such as the type and severity of the fracture, patient anatomy, and surgeon expertise. It’s essential to consult with a spine specialist to determine the most appropriate Spine Fracture Treatment approach for individual cases of spine fractures.

Our Spine Fracture Treatment Doctor

Dr. Nisarg Parikh

Dr. Nisarg Parikh

M.B.B.S. & MS in Orthopaedics ( Spine Surgeon and pain specialist )

Dr. Nisarg Parikh completed his M.B.B.S. and MS in Orthopedics from prestigious Smt. N.H.L. Medical college, V.S. Hospital. After working as an assistant professor in department of orthopedics in same institute he started his career in field of Spine Surgery. He completed rigorous spine training from ace spine institutes from India, Italy and Germany. He was awarded AO Spine Fellowship as well.

2019 March marked the beginning of Swasti Spine and Mind Care, his long-cherished dream of holistic Spine Centre.

Till date he has performed more than 5000 successful spine surgeries. He has presented and published several research papers in national and international conferences and won medals for many presentations. He has co-authored chapters in spine textbook and has been invited as faculty in many spine conferences across India.

Currently he holds position of Director and Consultant Spine Surgeon at Swasti Spine and Mind Care, Ahmedabad. At Sheth. L.G. Hospital and Dr. Jivaraj Mehta Hospital he is serving as an honorary spine surgeon.

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