Srinagar: Doctors at District Hospital Anantnag have successfully performed a first ever two level stichless lumbar fusion surgical procedure, a statement of the Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir said on Friday.
The surgery was performed by the Orthopaedic unit of the Hospital. A 55 year old female had come to the hospital with chronic lower back ache with pain in both lower limbs from last two years. She was having weakness of both feet with difficulty in walking. Her X rays and MRI showed block in her spinal cord at two level which was cause of her symptoms, the statement said.
It added that the Orthopaedic Unit operated the patient and released her spinal cord and fused her spine bones to relieve her from back pain as well as from leg pain. Since the surgery was under magnifying loup, the operative team used very small cut over her back and closed back the wound by giving stitches all inside.