ABBOTTABAD: Neurosurgery department of Ayub teaching sanatorium on Thursday announced the “first ever a hit scoliosis surgical treatment in any government based totally neurosurgery branch of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa” that lasted for about 8 hours.

A 17-year vintage girl from Afghanistan, became operated for scoliosis by using Ayub coaching clinic neurosurgeons Dr Abdul Aziz Khan and Dr Ehtisham Afridi assisted via Dr Khalid Zadran, Dr Sajjad and different group members which include Anaesthesia branch and OT technicians. Consequently, Neurosurgery branch of Ayub teaching hospital emerge as the primary ever Neurosurgical branch in any authorities hospital of k-P to conduct such surgical operation, said Dr Abdul Aziz.


dwelling along with her deformity, referred to as scoliosis in scientific terminology, for the beyond 17 years, she faced an acute backache.

partner Professor of Neurosurgery Dr Abdul Aziz, stated that scoliosis is a clinical circumstance in which a person’s spine has a sideways curve. The curve is generally “S”- or “C”-formed.

In a few, the diploma of curve is stable, even as in others, it increases through the years. This disorder influences ladies more severely than boys.

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery Dr Ehtisham stated that the patient came to Neurosurgery OPD with deformity of returned and excessive a backache. “We put 18 screws of titanium in the bone around her backbone in the course of the eight-hour long surgical procedure to accurate the curvature the use of two rods of 1 foot each,” he said. The patient is absolutely stable and may be in a position to stroll in two weeks. This surgical treatment may be very highly-priced outside, but right here in our medical institution it’s freed from value, he introduced.

ATH Neurosurgery department is taken into consideration as one of the first-class in okay-P and the simplest one for the complete north Pakistan’s sufferers. 8 neurosurgeons and round 10 to fifteen training scientific officers are presenting coincidence and emergency offerings, OPD, wards and surgery centers, free of fee to the sufferers.

within the final eleven months of 2018, round 1,000 surgical procedures of mind and backbone have been performed, and few very complex surgeries as properly. Besides this, three,500 sufferers have been admitted to the department and lots of patients had been provided with OPD offerings.

published in the express Tribune, December 28th, 2018.