Patient Name: Mr. Duncan Emmanuel
Age: 19 Years
Country of Origin: Nigeria
Doctor Name: Dr. S.K. Rajan
Hospital Name: Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
Treatment: Kyphosis Correction and Screw Fixation of Spine
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Pott's spine or spinal tuberculosis is a rare type of extrapulmonary TB affecting every 1 out of 1,00,000 African population. Mr. Duncan is a Nigeria national who was recently diagnosed with the disease. He had complained of upper backache since February 2023. The pain was progressive in nature, which aggravated when performing physical activities. As the disease progressed, it caused a forward curvature of the spine (kyphosis). The patient was put on tuberculosis medication in September 2023.
His mother was worried about his condition and searched online for the best possible treatment. That's when she learned about Vaidam Health. She contacted us for assistance. We shared his reports with several renowned spine specialists. On our advice, Duncan and his mother came to India for treatment.
They consulted Dr. S.K. Ranjan, an internationally trained Spine and Neurosurgeon with over 15 years of experience. After clinical and radiological evaluation, Duncan was diagnosed with a D 5,9 collapsed vertebrae along with kyphosis (Pott's spine). The surgeon successfully performed D 4,6,7,8,10,11 cemented screw fixation with kyphosis correction at the Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon. He also received active chest and limb physiotherapy at the hospital.
The mother-son duo stayed in India for 1.5 months, and we took care of all their needs. We provided them with on-ground assistance throughout their stay. They thanked us for a hassle-free medical tourism experience.
We wish Duncan a speedy recovery and a healthy life ahead!