Management of Spinal tuberculosis

Treatment of spinal tuberculosis – presented at the Postgraduate teaching course held at KEM Hospital, Mumbai in March 2016. The talk highlights steps in diagnostic workup and treatment algorithm for management of spinal tuberculosis. Please see notes attached to clinical slides. They contain details about clinical presentation and treatment approach chosen for the cases presented. […]

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 […]