A medical team at Al-Kafeel Super Speciality Hospital was able to treat a patient in his seventies, suffering from a fracture and deviation of the first thoracic vertebra, as the patient was in critical condition and prone to paralysis.
"Our medical team succeeded in stabilizing the seventh cervical vertebra with the first thoracic vertebra and removing the pressure from the spinal cord, for a 74-year-old patient," said the specialist in neurosurgery at the hospital, Dr. Khaled Al-Sarraj.
Adding: "The patient was in a critical condition at the time we received him in the hospital, which required admitting him directly to the operating theater, to save him from paralysis as a result of pressure on the spinal cord."
He continued: "The operation was dangerous and complicated, because the affected vertebra was deviated from its place, which required conducting the surgery from the chest to fix it and return it to its place."
Al-Sarraj confirmed: "The patient's health condition has stabilized (24) hours after the operation, and he has started moving."