Gurugram: Artemis Hospital on Tuesday launched a “Scoliosis Disease Awareness Campaign” to raise awareness about spinal deformities. The hospital has planned to organise series of activities between December 15 and 31.
The purpose of the campaign is to make people aware about availability of solutions of Scoliosis diseases under one roof at Artemis Hospital. Dr Hitesh Garg is leading the team to provide solutions to Scoliosis diseases.
Dr Hitesh Garg, Dr Himanshu Tyagi and Dr Rajesh Misra inaugurated the event through lamp lighting and told the successful story of treatment of Shashank from Azamgarh.
Artemis Hospital conducted surgery of Shashank who had gross deformity in his spine since 6 years of age. He had developed weakness in legs three months ago. He was suffering from rigid neuromuscular type of Scoliosis. He had very severe curve with 140 degrees angle.
Shashank’s family was also not financially sound. Hence, the surgery was conducted at subsidised rate as social goodwill gesture by Artemis Hospital in collaboration with an NGO (CANWINN foundation).
The surgery was very challenging and carried an high risk of paralysis. This was communicated to the patient's family by many prominent hospitals and surgeons in Delhi.
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. While scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown. About 3 per cent of adolescents have scoliosis.