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Spine Detethering Surgery in India

Spine Detethering Surgery in India

Tethered spinal cord syndrome is a neurologic disorder caused by tissue attachments that limit the movement of the spinal cord within the spinal column. These attachments cause an abnormal stretching of the spinal cord. ... Read More

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Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon
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Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon

Super Specialty
  • 1250 Number of beds
  • Gurgaon
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Doctors for Spine Detethering Surgery in Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon

Dr. Vineesh Mathur

Director
Spine Surgeon
  • 28 years of experience

Dr Karanjit Singh Narang

Associate Director
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 16 years of experience

Dr. Ratnadip Bose

Consultant
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 12 years of experience

Dr. Rajneesh Kachhara

Director
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 25 years of experience

Dr. Satyakam Baruah

Consultant
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 8 years of experience
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi

Multi Specialty
  • 1000 Number of beds
  • New Delhi
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Doctors for Spine Detethering Surgery in Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi

Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan

Senior Consultant
Spine Surgeon
  • 24 years of experience

Dr. Ravi Bhatia

Senior Consultant
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 49 years of experience

Dr. Sogani Shani Kumar

Senior Consultant
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 35 years of experience

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Senior Consultant
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 36 years of experience

Dr. Nikhil Jain

Consultant
Spine Surgeon
  • 14 years of experience
Indian Spinal Injuries Center, New Delhi
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Indian Spinal Injuries Center, New Delhi

Multi Specialty
  • 145 Number of beds
  • New Delhi
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Doctors for Spine Detethering Surgery in Indian Spinal Injuries Center, New Delhi

Dr. H. S. Chhabra

Chief
Spine Surgeon
  • 25 years of experience

Dr. B. Mohapatra

Consultant
Spine Surgeon
  • 15 years of experience

Dr. Arun Sharma

Consultant
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 17 years of experience

Dr. Rajat Mahajan

Consultant
Spine Surgeon
  • 15 years of experience

Dr. M.L. Bansal

Consultant
Spine Surgeon
  • 20 years of experience

Dr. Kalidutta Das

Consultant
Spine Surgeon
  • 16 years of experience

Frequently Asked Questions related to Spine Detethering Surgery

Spine Detethering surgery

When you should call your doctor?

You should call your doctor if you experience some symptoms such as sign of infection, redness, swelling, bulging near the incision, numbness and tingling sensation.

What precautions you have to take after tethered cord surgery?

It will take few weeks for the incisions and the muscles to heal completely. You have to limit your physical activity during this recovery period.

Will you have pain after surgery?

Pain and swelling are very common for the first few days of the surgery. Medicines will help in recovery.

How long does tethered spinal cord surgery takes?

Tethered spinal cord surgery lasts for about two to four hours, even though child has to stay in hospital for four to seven day after surgery.

What is the aim of the surgery?

This surgery aims to correct the spinal curvature and to maintain the natural growth of the spine, its mobility and function.

How the surgery is done?

First an incision is made in the back and a piece of bone is cut from spinal column where spinal cord is tethered. Then the surgeon will cut and release what is holding cord to spinal column. After which the spinal cord moves freely.

What is the recovery time after tethered cord surgery?

You have to stay in hospital for about four to seven days after surgery. You have to lay flat in your bed for about 24 to 72 hours after surgery.

Is tethered cord painful?

Symptoms of tethered cord develops slowly and if it is left untreated it can become more severe. Some of the symptoms of tethered spinal cord includes back, which radiates to legs, hips, rectal and genital areas.

What are the symptoms of tethered spinal cord?

Some of the symptoms of tethered spinal cord are back pain, weakness, numbness in legs, tremors and spasm in leg muscles, change in way your feet look and loss of bladder and bowel control.

What is tethered spinal cord syndrome?

Tethered spinal cord syndrome is a syndrome of neurological disorder which is caused by tissue attachment which limit the movement of spinal cord. They cause abnormal stretching of the spinal cord.

How successful is tethered cord surgery?

Patient with tethered cord surgery shows pain that is most effectively treated with symptoms whose success rate is in between 48 to 100percent.

Does tethered cord always need a surgery?

When tethered cord occurs there is no movement of spinal cord within the spinal column. When child begins to grow the spinal cord get stretched and may not work properly, a surgery may be needed to move the spinal cord freely.

Is the surgery of tethered spinal cord serious?

The complication rate of the surgery is only 1-2%. Some of the complications includes infection, bleeding and damage to spinal cord which can decrease muscle strength and bladder and bowel functions.

What is spine detethering surgery?

Spine detethering surgery is used for pulling down and fixing the spinal canal. The spinal cord deeply floats inside the spinal canal. It is also known as tethered spinal cord.

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