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Thread: New Spinal Cord Injury: Help!

  1. #1
    Dear Madam,
    My wife, age 65years, has suffered spinal cord injury. What is latest in the treatment.
    Regards,
    K.N.Motta.
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    Where is your wife?
    How did the injury occur?
    What is her level of spinal cord injury?
    When did the injury occur?
    Has she had any surgery to her spine?

    We can provide some information with more facts. Please keep posting.

    KLD

  3. #3
    Thanks.
    At present my wife is in my home Mumbai (Bombay).
    She slipped in the bathroom.
    Injury is between D-5 and D-7.
    It was on 23rd March, 2006.
    She was operated on 28th March, 2006 and after opening it was detetected that she has TB of Spine.
    She is now a patient of Paraplegia.
    Regards,
    K.N.Motta.

  4. #4
    TB of the spine is also called Potts Disease. It is unusual to have a mid-thoracic fracture like this from a fall, but with the TB weakening the bone it does not take very much force. Is she still in a back brace?

    What is the full name of the rehabilitation center where she is getting rehab?

    We have several other Indian members here who may provide you with some resources.

    (KLD)

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    I'm sorry to hear about your wife and her injury. I hope you both get all the help you need to get through this tough time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse
    TB of the spine is also called Potts Disease. It is unusual to have a mid-thoracic fracture like this from a fall, but with the TB weakening the bone it does not take very much force. Is she still in a back brace?

    What is the full name of the rehabilitation center where she is getting rehab?

    We have several other Indian members here who may provide you with some resources.

    (KLD)
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    Thank you KLD,
    You are probably right about TB. She is in the bed but couple of hours during the day physio. puts on the back brace and make her to seat in the wheel chair. We do the treatment at home only as there is no proper rehab. center here.
    I would love to get more information on the subject.
    Regards,
    K.N.Motta.
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  7. #7
    Learn what the therapist do & you will be able to help her with the therapy. Ask the therapists questions. Ask about equipment and devices that will help her and a wheelchair thst she will be able to maneurver around your home. Some home adjustments might need to be made.
    They willwork on not only improving her lower extremity use & strength but also should work on increasing her strength in her arms and hands.

    CWO

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    Thank you CWO for your guidence. Will follow the same.
    Any further information from Indian Members?
    Regards,
    K.N.Motta.
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    I'm sorry but when ever I hear of new SCI persons I wish I could get them from the shoulders and ask WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY. Nothing personal but it makes me sad to hear new people are on my unwanted boat.
    AstrO

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    Here are some online resources specific to India. Hope they help.

    Spinal Cord Injury

    http://www.orthopoint.de/urban/sci-india.htm
    Urban Handicap.org
    online discussion list for those with SCI in India.

    Indian Spinal Injuries Centre
    http://www.isiconline.org/
    Sector C, Vasant Kunj
    Opp Vasant Valley School
    New Delhi-110070
    Phone: 689 6642
    Email: info@isiconline.org

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/2003/20030408/cth3.htm
    http://www.tribuneindia.com/2000/20000810/cth3.htm
    articles on spinal cord injury hospital to be built at SAS Nagar by the Punjab government.

    Nina Foundation
    www.ninafoundation.org
    240/11, Shankar Sadan, 1st Floor
    Sion (E), Mumbai 400 022 India
    Tel (022) 2409 4319/2407 1952
    Email: ketna@ninafoundation.org
    publishes a newsletter called One World: Voice of Paraplegics.
    Every day I wake up is a good one

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