The Centre of Excellence for Spine at Sunshine Hospitals is a dedicated medical and surgical department for the entire spectrum of disorders related to the vertebral column & spinal cord, led by acclaimed orthopaedic spine surgeons who are in turn supported by an experienced rehabilitation team. Intensively research-driven, the Sunshine Spine Centre has the expertise and infrastructure to carry out even the most complex spinal reconstruction procedures like scoliosis correction while employing contemporary facilities such as intraoperative neuromonitoring to deliver safer and more precise outcomes. The centre specialises in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries.
- Spinal disc surgeries – Lumbar & Cervical
- Spinal stenosis surgeries – Lumbar & Cervical
- Interbody Fusions – Lumbar & Cervical
- Spine trauma
- Correction of spinal deformities – Scoliosis & Kyphosis
- Vertebroplasty & Kyphoplasty
- Minimally invasive spine surgeries
- Pinhole spine surgery
- Comprehensive associated pain management services
- Complex spinal reconstructions for deformities, tumours & infections
- Minimal Access Spine Technologies (MAST)
- Dynamic stabilisation
- Osteoporotic fractures
- Navigation guided spine surgeries
Do you know what acts as the load-bearing structure in the body?
Yes, it is the spine. The spine is composed of segmental vertebral bones sandwiched around intervening discs. It has four segments: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral.Two major conditions treated:
- Spinal fracture
- Spinal cord injury
Traumatic forces or bone weakness due to tumour or infection can cause spinal fractures in the vertebrae. In some cases, fractures can result from injury to the structures adjacent to spinal cord i.e. nerve roots, or cauda equina (the grouping of nerve roots at the end of the spinal cord). Such injuries may produce profound neurological deficits. Fractures are diagnosed using a combination of plain films, CT, and MRI if an underlying spinal cord injury exists. While most fractures do not interfere with the load-bearing capacity of the spine, some may render the spine incapable.
Spinal cord injury
SCI refers to acute, traumatic injury to the spinal cord and the associated neurological deficits after that. Typically, SCI is an aftereffect of trauma and spinal fractures. In rare cases, arteriovenous malformations or thoracic aortic surgery can also cause spinal cord infarct with spinal cord injury. Also, spinal cord injury can strike at any age due to trauma, tumour, or infection. Symptoms of SCI vary depending on the level at which the cord is injured. For instance, loss of motor and sensory function in the arms and legs is witnessed when the cervical spinal cord is injured. Motor and sensory dysfunction in the legs (paraparesis or paraplegia) can be seen when the thoracic or lumbar levels are injured.