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Congenital Disorders Of The Spinal Cord

Congenital disorders or abnormalities of the spinal cord are conditions affecting the form and function of the spinal cord. The Congenital disorders of the spinal cord develop in a child before the birth, during the fetal development causing structural problems with numerous variations in the bone and soft tissue of the spine that can be mild, or in some cases severe, but correctable with surgery by an expert neurosurgeon. At Kovilpatti Venkateswara Hospitals, we provide the most advanced and sophisticated diagnostics and treatments techniques for patients with congenital disorders of the spinal cord. We brings together a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified and well experienced medical and neurosurgeons who offer patients safe and effective treatments and rehabilitative programs to offer the intact continuum of care for the spine patient.

Types of Congenital Spine disorders

Some commonly known types of congenital spine disorders are:

  • Scoliosis: Curvature of the spine to either side
  • Kyphosis: Bowed or curved back
  • Lordosis: Bend forward

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Child born with a congenital spine disorder has an abnormal curvature in the back with uneven shoulders, waistline, hips, or legs. They may have a tilted pelvis with difficulty in walking and breathing.

Diagnosis of Congenital spine disorders

At Kovilpatti  Venkateswara Hospital, we develop individualized Spine Disorder Treatment plans for each congenital spinal disorder. Treatment plan depends on the type and severity of the condition and may recommend one or more of the following treatment options:

  • Detethering: The treatment technique involves releasing the tension on the spinal cord.
  • Decompression: This technique involves removing the bone, disc, or blood clot that is pushing on a nerve or spinal cord through a minimally invasive surgical procedure for faster recovery.
  • Fusion: Fusion is performed to stabilize the bones of the spine that have too much abnormal motion by implanting titanium rods and screws. The procedure is also performed through a minimally invasive Spinal Cord surgery for faster recovery.
  • Bracing: Braces are additional supporting devices that supports the spine and are used temporarily until it is safe to perform a surgery.

A multidisciplinary approach is often required for addressing children with congenital spine disorders that include a team of neurosurgeons, craniofacial plastic specialists and geneticists, to determine treatment plan and kind of Spinal Cord surgery that is appropriate. At Kovilpatti  Venkateswara Hospital, we ensure to provide a comprehensive care from initial diagnosis of the spinal disorders to post-treatment rehabilitation program. We strive to provide the best possible outcome and restoration of function with minimal disruption to the patient life. We have best and latest techniques in non-surgical management, minimally invasive techniques, and other surgical procedures with expert team of neurosurgeons and staffs to recover the patient from any severe condition. To know more about congenital disorders of the spinal cord and treatment options, book an appointment now.

 

                         Authored By  Dr.S.Dhamodaran - MBBS  Orthopaedic surgeon, Kovilpatti

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