Prof. Shahzad Shams presently works as Head and Professor of Neurosurgery Department at Lahore General Hospital, LGH, Lahore.
Latest Treatment of Spine Injuries
Percutaneous Transpedicular Spinal Fixation
Prof Shahzad Shams is one of the best for treatment of spinal injuries and uses the latest technique to fix damaged spine without making large incisions makes patient to walk immediately after the operation and patients are discharged next day.
Thoracolumbar fracture-dislocations are usually relatively stable compared with cervical injuries, and if the patient is moved with care, and nursed in slight hyperextension with a pillow in the small of the back, most remain reduced.
When there is instability, and particularly if the lesion is incomplete and could therefore be made worse, decompression of the spinal canal followed by internal fixation and bone grafting to restore the normal thoraco-lumbar curve is advised. Several effective methods are available for anterior, lateral or posterior fixation.