150 KG female with 72 years of age undergoes minimally invasive spine fusion at Kokilaben Hospital
72 year old female has severe back pain and bilateral leg pain. She was 150 kg in weight and mostly confined to the bed because of pain. She had multiple medical problems like the obstructive sleep apnea. She could not lie down comfortably due to pain. X-ray showed Spondylolisthesis at L5-S1 i.e Slippage of vertebrae over each other.
MRI showed Lumbar Spinal Stenosis i.e severe narrowing of spinal canal. Due to disability from crippling back pain and leg pain minimally invasive fusion was planned.
Doing a minimally invasive surgery was a difficult task in this patient. Minimally invasive PLIF was done successfully by Dr Abhijit Pawar.
Patient was immediately relieved of her back pain post surgery and started walking better.