According to an article published in Times of India, India sees more than 200,000 cases of spinal injuries a year, out of which 50% register for road traffic accidents, 45% accounts for falls from heights, and rest due to other causes like sports injuries and the like. Moreover, the gap between people with surgical requirements and the actual numbers availing it is extremely huge at around 75%.
Why the gap?
One of the major reasons apart from the shortage of specialists is the perceived insecurity about the surgical procedures pertaining to spinal surgeries. Another important aspect is the expected results of surgery, which to a greater level depends on post-surgical rehabilitation. In India, this aspect is ignored to the utmost, postponing, or eliminating the desired results.
Let us dig deeper further…
What are the indications of Spinal Surgeries?
Types of Spinal Surgery
There is no denying the fact that spinal surgeries are complicated.
Why the perceived insecurity?
Spinal surgery has a set of potential risks involved:
Well, most of the above complications stand for any other surgical procedure.
Advancements to limit complications:
We have put across various aspects of spine surgery in front of you to decide further. It should be wise to take more than one opinion in such matters before you make up your mind. Standardization of protocols pertaining to spinal procedures will eventually ease the entire process.
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