The life of a Dhaba worker was saved in Wockhardt Hospitals, Nagpur after a complex surgery was performed on him by Dr. Priyesh Dhoke, Consultant- Spine Surgery.
To feed a family of six, this patient toiled and worked in a Dhaba in Madhya Pradesh. One bad night at around 3 a.m. while making tea for a truck driver his leg slipped over a log of wood and his cervical spine(neck) was injured to cause him paralysis in hands and legs. Unable to sit or stand after fall he called for help and rushed to Wockhardt Superspeciality Hospital, Nagpur.
The patient was brought to the Emergency department of the hospital where he was given primary life-saving treatment.
Dr. Priyesh Dhoke saw this patient in an emergency. “This was a case of traumatic spinal cord injury with paralysis”, said Dr. Dhoke. “His X-rays, MRI scans were done and emergency medicines were started to reduce the swelling of the traumatic spinal cord. We convinced the relatives and patient for emergency spine surgery”, he added.
Emergency spinal cord decompression surgery helps to reduce further damage to the spinal cord in such cases, says Dr. Priyesh Dhoke. His experience with emergency decompression surgery is promising.
Successful spine surgery was performed by Dr. Priyesh Dhoke and his team, early aggressive physiotherapy and rehabilitation were started. The patient showed promising signs of recovery immediately after surgery such as hand grip, hand movements, leg movements and within two months follow up we were happy to see his near-complete recovery and he started back his job.
Spinal cord injuries are very serious injuries where the patient loses power in hands and legs after an accident or trauma. Every minute counts in such a situation. Urgent diagnosis, treatment, and emergency surgery have a definite role.
We at Wockhardt hospitals Nagpur have all facilities like emergency medical care, CT scan, MRI scan, ICU all under one roof which saves time and an excellent team to fast track in such critical situations. We are also equipped with world-class operating theatre conditions to deliver the best possible care to our patients says Dr. Priyesh Dhoke.
This will be memorable for a lifetime as a paralyzed common man starts walking and working again due to his trust in medical care and us.
Dr. Priyesh Dhoke,
Consultant- Spine Surgery,
Wockhardt Super Specialty Hospital, Nagpur