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Common bone disorders in children and care guidelines

I believe some parents may have children with a congenital disorder or deformed limbs and spine. They may have extra or webbed fingers and toes or some may be missing.

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Scoliosis Patient Testimonial | Khun Boonsiri Chutinawee’s impressions of scoliosis surgery

Boonsiri Chutinawee, a 15-year-old patient, found out that she had scoliosis after she underwent a health check-up at school. Having noticed an uneven waistline, she lost self-confidence. She then talked with her family about getting surgery as a cure.

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Preparation before spinal surgery and postoperative care

Most spinal surgeries are performed in the neck and lower back.

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O-arm navigation system in spine surgery

Nowadays, technology has advanced.Evolving modern advanced technology has been introduced to assist in spine surgery. The purposes are to increase accuracy and safety of surgery even more.

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Testimonial – Patient’s impressions of Spinal Canal Stenosis

Khun Pornchanok Thomson Glover has been Bumrungrad Hospital patient for more than 30 years. She currently divides her time between Thailand and the UK, regularly travelling back and forth between the two countries. But she decided to seek medical treatment in Thailand at Bumrungrad Hospital thanks to her confidence in the knowledge and expertise of its doctors and in its modern medical equipment which helped in the surgery that satisfactorily restored her quality of life.

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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is one of the most prevalent spinal conditions, primarily affecting the lower back. Stemming from age-related spinal degeneration, various factors such as intervertebral disc degeneration, facet joint enlargement, and neural tissue thickening collectively lead to spinal canal narrowing. Aging, genetic predisposition, as well as harmful movements, promote spinal stenosis.

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Cervical spine degeneration and nerve compression are treatable

Degenerative cervical spine conditions are caused by wear and tear associated with aging and regular usage. Given the continuous load-bearing and movement demands placed on the cervical vertebrae to support the head, degeneration is a natural process affecting everyone, though its extent can vary between individuals.

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Endoscopic Spinal Surgery

Endoscopic spine surgery is a minimally invasive surgical option that utilizes advanced technologies and techniques. The surgical results are equal to open surgery, with smaller incisions, less tissue damage, and less risk of infections, and allow overall faster recovery times.

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Lumbar Disc Herniation/Herniated Disc

Common spinal diseases, affecting 1-3% of individuals, predominantly affect middle-aged individuals around 40 years, with a higher occurrence in men (60%) than women (40%). Age-related cervical disc degeneration can lead to intervertebral disc deformation and herniation, exerting pressure on surrounding nerves due to hereditary factors and wear and tear.

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