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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
This is a mindmap on osteoporosis that I created. It provides a quick review of the pathogenesis, classification, workup, and treatment of osteoporosis. If you have any suggestions on making it better please put down it down in the comments below. https://my.mindnode.com/vyx7Tam4bQe7yJKRnTG7nCx9R1xwmppyTmJdrToz/em#51,-43,2
Amazing animation that demonstrated the biological and clinical effects of bone metastases on the skeleton. The animation is by Amgen, a biotechnology company. http://www.amgen.com Please visit their Youtube channel Amgen for more videos.
Spinal Cord Injury Update was presented by Oswald Steward, Ph.D. at the Seattle Science Foundation for the 2015 Spine Trauma Summit. Although presented in 2015, this is a great update on ongoing research in spinal cord injury. Understand the current state of stem cell trials and what to expect from them in the future.
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 […]