Omar is very happy because he is walking straight without any support and he is ready to go back to his native country Iraq. He is a young man of 20 years, born with progressive kyphoscoliosis (abnormal curvature of the back bone since birth) and weakness of both lower limbs. Omar said that I was worried about my deformity of back bone which was progressively getting worse and my daily routine was getting difficult as I was not able to walk properly. I consulted various hospitals in Iraq & India, but had an anxiety & fear about the complex surgery to correct my spine & its associated complications. Then I visited Metro Hospital, Faridabad where I met the neurosurgery team, they discussed every aspect of my disease, its treatment and most importantly, assured me about the complete recovery. Now after the surgery I am very happy that my spine is straight, I can walk normally; and can face the world with confidence.
Team of neurosurgeons, Dr. Tarun Sharma and Dr. Sachin Goel explained about the condition of Omar and said “he was suffering from congenital kyphoscoliosis which is a birth defect of back bone. Kyphoscoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder, which is a combination of kyphosis and scoliosis where there is abnormal posterior and sideways curvature of the spine. In this disease spine will no longer grow straight as vertebrae comes fused together, but legs might continue to grow allowing the patient to become taller but with a hump over the back area. Kyphoscoliosis can be distressing experience for adolescent patients and their parents & in severe cases patient is not being able to stand straight or walk normally as in this case.
Omar Qantan was admitted 1 week before at our hospital, he was thoroughly evaluated & then he underwent scoliosis correction surgery. It took us six hours to completely correct the deformity of about 70 degree in his spine. The patient has a half-malformed vertebra at the mid-back level since birth and that had led to the spine of about 20cm above and this level to develop into abnormal curvature. We did almost 95 percent correction of abnormal curvature of his spine by putting screw and rods.