A medical team at al-Kafeel Specialized Hospital announced its success in treating a 16-year-old patient, who was suffering from severe spinal convexity.
Dr. Wael Qasim, a neurosurgery specialist at the hospital, said: “A medical team headed by us succeeded in performing a qualitative operation on a 16-year-old Karbala patient, who was suffering from severe spinal convexity and was unable to stand straight like normal people.”
He added: "After studying her health condition, she was admitted to the operation hall, and we performed a process that lasted (7) hours, during which the deviation was modified using the fixation of the vertebrae, and a part of the spine was cut to make the adjustment."
He explained: "Such operations require special techniques to perform them, and all of them are available in the al-Kafeel hospital, including the spinal cord monitoring device, which had a very big role in facilitating the operation, through which we can maintain the integrity of the spinal cord."
He pointed out that: "The role of the medical and nursing team and anesthesiologists was significant in quickly restoring the patient's health status, and that the patient was able to stand on her feet and walk three days after the operation."