Magnetically-driven growing rods

This is a lecture given by Dr. N.S. Harshavardhana, who is a spine surgeon from the United Kingdom and has worked closely with one of the developers of the magnetic growing rods. This was part of the SICOT INDIA sponsored CME conducted at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in 2017. The talk details the development […]

Vertebral artery injury in CVJ surgery

This is a talk on vertebral artery injury and how to tackle it if it happens during craniovertebral surgery. In brief, the vertebral artery can be injured in two locations: Extraosseous injury (open space injury): The vertebral artery (VA) is vulnerable to injury above the C1 posterior arch and lateral to the atlantoaxial joints. Sometimes, […]

Spinal tuberculosis – an update

Please read our recently published review on spinal tuberculosis in Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics – an initiative of the Bombay Orthopaedic Society. Chaudhary K, Dhawale A, Chaddha R, Laheri V. Spinal Tuberculosis – an Update. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics Jan – June 2017; 2(1):31-42. The focus of this article is on nonoperative treatment of spinal tuberculosis […]

Stem Cell Tourism: Of Promise and Peril

As a spine surgeon, I am frequently asked about the benefits of stem cell therapy by patients (and their loved ones) who suffer from spinal cord injury. India is part of a vast network of countries where “website clinics” offer stem cell therapy for such injuries. These websites publish glowing patient testimonials, and many assure patients […]