Ish Kumar Dhammi

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We analyzed 124 papers published in the English language literature to define the indications and timing of surgery in spinal TB and to evaluate the outcome of various surgical procedures for kyphosis and neural outcome. Surgery in spinal tuberculosis is indicated for diagnostic dilemma, neural complications, and prevention of kyphosis progression. Up to(More)
Spinal deformity and paraplegia/quadriplegia are the most common complications of tuberculosis (TB) of spine. TB of dorsal spine almost always produces kyphosis while cervical and lumbar spine shows reversal of lordosis to begin with followed by kyphosis. kyphosis continues to increase in adults when patients are treated nonoperatively or by surgical(More)
Sixty cases of spinal tuberculosis with neurological deficit treated with 'middle path regimen' were analysed and therapeutic response was correlated with the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) observations. Tuberculous lesions were found to be more extensive than seen on plain X-ray in 60% of the cases. MRI showed the involvement of one or both pedicles in(More)
A lateral closing wedge osteotomy was performed in 39 children with cubitus varus deformity resulting from a supracondylar fracture. All had a deformity of 15° or more, with 5 having more than 30° of varus. The osteotomy was fixed by three different methods. In 8 cases the osteotomy was fixed with 2 parallel Kirschner wies (group K). A modified French(More)
We reviewed 64 anterolateral decompressions performed on 63 patients with tuberculosis of the dorsal spine (D1 to L1). The mean age of the patients was 35 years (9 to 73) with no gender preponderance. All patients had severe paraplegia (two cases grade III, 61 cases grade IV). The mean number of vertebral bodies affected was 2.6; the mean pre-treatment(More)
An uncommon case of calcified disc at two levels in the thoracic spine is presented. A 12-year-old girl presented with intervertebral thoracic disc calcification from the levels D7-D8 and D11-D12. Level D7-D8 remained asymptomatic, whereas at level D11-D12 she had spontaneous pain for 10 months. Her symptoms were self-limiting and disappeared with bed rest,(More)
Information on Magnetic Resonance (MR) features of active and healed lesions in tuberculosis (TB) spine are lacking. We evaluated MRI findings in active and healed proven TB spine to establish the diagnostic features. Forty-nine consecutive spinal TB patients (20 male; 29 female) diagnosed clinicoradiologically and/or on histopathology, Fine Needle(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Pseudoaneurysm of the aorta in association with vertebral tuberculosis is a rare phenomenon. With the resurgence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and associated resistant tuberculosis, this life-threatening complication requires greater awareness. PURPOSE Our purpose is to report the rare presentation and successful management of(More)
Osteochondromas are most commonly found in the appendicular skeleton. They occur less frequently in the spine and compression of the spinal cord is very rare. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of an osteochondroma arising from C7 vertebra presenting with compressive myelopathy in a patient with nonhereditary multiple exostoses. Our(More)
OBJECTIVE Most studies that determine the range of motion of joints of the lower limbs study the Western population. The Asian population differs significantly, as daily activities demand different sitting positions. Our study aimed to establish the normal values of hip and ankle range of motion in various age groups in the Indian population and the effect(More)