A medical team from KFMC, led by Dr. Muaz Al-Ghadir, the scoliosis consultant and the Head of Spine Surgery Department, succeeded in performing a scoliosis surgery for a female patient with minimally invasive surgery. This is classified as the most advanced method of scoliosis treatment.
Dr. Muaz said: "Scoliosis surgeries are usually preformed in the middle of the back or through the removal of column vertebral muscles. However, we have applied this new type of operation in order to reduce the minimally invasive surgery. This helps to reduce the skin openings. Besides, we do not remove all muscles from vertebrae, but we only remove muscles in the screw fixation position."
About the advantages of using minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Al-Ghadir explained that it reduces bleeding and the pain that is associated with surgery, as it exposes less area than usual of the back muscles for screws and metal rods installation. Therefore, speeding up the time of the recovery while the patient's performance increased after the surgery, in terms of the ability to move and the strength of the back muscles. Among the advantages of this technique is that it helps to preserve the normal appearance of the back, especially for females, due to the small size of the scar.
Weeks ago, the same team succeed in saving the life of a patient from the scoliosis Consequences, which caused a compression on his lungs and a breathing difficulties. The patient had a rare surgery by opening his back and attaching 3 metal rods in the spine, not 2 as usually done in similar surgeries.