PAMPORE: The orthopaedic surgery team at sub district hospital (SDH) Pampore on Wednesday performed the first ever lumber spine (Laminectomy) surgery of a patient. The operating team was headed by Dr Sharief Wani (Consultant Orthopaedics).
Block medical officer (BMO) Pampore Dr Bilquees Shah told Kashmir Reader that it was for the first time in Kashmir Valley that such a surgery was carried in an SDH.
“L4-L5 Posterior Disc Herniation with severe lumbar canal stenosis was operated upon by team of doctors doing a Minimally Invasive Decompression of Spinal Cord,” she said.
About a 40-year-old male patient was suffering from low backache for the last 10 years with recent onset pain and numbness in leg. The patient did not respond to conservative treatment and had to be operated upon which was done after thorough evaluation at SDH Pampore.
She appreciated the team and the hospital administration for such efforts and said the hospital would try to make best from its faculty available.
“This would help to carry such surgeries in the hospital and lift burden on patients to avoid long queues in tertiary hospitals in Srinagar,” Dr Bilquees said.
The Fallah Behbood Committee Pampore, civil society members and locals of Pampore have appreciated the doctors especially the BMO Pampore and have stressed that more such efforts need to be carried by doctors.
Earlier, the orthopaedic surgery team at sub district hospital Pampore performed the first ever intramedullary nailing of tibia in two patients having fracture in leg bones on January 31.