Sultan Al Mawash – Riyadh:
A medical team in King Fahd Medical City, one of the components of the second Riyadh Health cluster, managed to cure a large proportion of scoliosis (cerebral palsy), a third-degree brain atrophy from a patient in her second decade . life, and help him to sit again after being unable to sit. Due to severe scoliosis that is greater than 140 degrees.
and consultant for spine and scoliosis surgery at King Fahd Medical City, Dr. Sultan Al-Dabiyan revealed that the patient’s condition is one of the difficult cases, as he is a patient of brain atrophy “cerebral palsy”, which is measured by 1 degree. Up to 5 degrees, which is the first degree to be simple and the patient has the ability to walk without assistance and the fifth degree, which is the worst, because the patient is a seat and is completely dependent on assistance in all his daily affairs . ,
Al-Dabian indicated that the patient was able to walk again 6 months after the operation using a walker, and that he lost the ability to sit and walk due to an increase in the degree of disorientation, leading to his imbalance, and his disability. Sitting and walking without assistance.
Al-Dibian explained that scoliosis is a deviation of the spine by more than 10 degrees, and its variant, idiopathic scoliosis, that can affect the patient in 3 stages of age: 1-3 years, 3-10 years and 10 years. After, scoliosis associated with certain syndromes, and scoliosis associated with certain diseases. Neurological and cerebral atrophy (cerebral palsy), and scoliosis tend to affect the elderly due to advanced friction in the spine, indicating that patient age and degree of deviation are the most important factors for making treatment decisions.
It is noteworthy that the medical team that participated in the operation included Dr. Hassan Arnas, Dr. Muhammad Imtiaz, Dr. Saleh Al-Zayed, Dr. Yasir Babki and Dr. Abdulleh Al-Turkistani.