As per doctors, Ankylosing spondylitis is an autoimmune inflammatory disease and often comes at the age of 20-30 years, but in this case, the symptoms started at the age of 12 as there was positive family history. The patient’s life became hell as his body was completely crooked all the time. He could not stand or walk straight. It was also difficult for him to even sleep. Making his condition more severe, the acute pain became permanent at his hip joints also. “We took this case as a challenge and with advice from our orthopedic team, it was decided to go for a surgical procedure with Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy and fixation process. After about 10 hours long surgery, we successfully cut the spinal cord and fixed the deformity of the back,” said Dr Pravin.
Source : DNA, 21 Nov 2018