SURGERY, DON’T PANIC!!!

SURGERY, DON’T PANIC!!!

By Dr Tony Setiobudi BMedSci, MBBS, MRCS, MMed (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho) Suffering from chronic back pain for many years, I have tried everything that I could to alleviate the pain, from exercising to physiotherapy to taking medication. However, nothing works and the pain has gotten so bad that it affects my daily life, preventing me from carrying […]

Tumor Tulang Belakang – Salah Satu Penyebab Sakit Pinggang

Tumor Tulang Belakang - Salah Satu Penyebab Sakit Pinggang

By Dr Tony Setiobudi BMedSci, MBBS, MRCS, MMed (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho) Pernahkan anda mengalami sakit pinggang? Kebanyakan kita menyepelekan sakit pinggang yang sebagian besar akan sembuh sendiri jika beristirahat. Padahal, bisa jadi itu bukan sakit pinggang biasa. Untuk sakit pinggang yang berhubungan dengan masalah otot dan degenerative memang tidak serius. Tapi, sakit pinggang ini bisa menjadi masalah […]

Osteoporotic Spine Fracture

Osteoporotic Spine Fracture

By Dr Tony Setiobudi BMedSci, MBBS, MRCS, MMed (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho) When the bone is soft or osteoporotic, it can fracture with trivial injury or even without injury. Spine bone is one of the most commonly affected bones in osteoporotic fracture. It can be debilitating. But it doesn’t need to affect you. You can prevent osteoporosis […]

The Danger of Spinal Cord Compression

The Danger of Spinal Cord Compression

By Dr Tony Setiobudi BMedSci, MBBS, MRCS, MMed (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho)   Spinal cord is a big nerve that connection the brain with the arms and legs. External compression to the spinal cord can interfere with the normal function of the nerves. People with spinal cord compression do not necessarily complain of neck pain or back […]

Microdiscectomy | Operation for Slipped Disc

Microdiscectomy | Operation for Slipped Disc

Slipped disc can be very painful. The typical symptom is pain radiating to the leg with sudden onset. The diagnosis is confirmed with physical examination and MRI scan. Slipped disc surgery (microdiscectomy) can help overcome the pain. Microdiscectomy is an operation to remove the slipped disc and to free up the nerve. This operation is […]

What Makes Spine Surgery Safe?

What Makes Spine Surgery Safe?

Many more minimally invasive spine surgeries are performed nowadays compared to a few years ago. The rate of complications has reduced significantly with advanced and modern technology. The experience of the spine surgeons themselves play a significant role in reducing the complication of spine surgery. It has been showed that surgeons who perform more than […]

Operation to Free Up the Nerves in Spinal Stenosis

Operation to Free Up the Nerves in Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition of nerve compression due to wear and tear that usually occurs in the lower back. The patients have calf or thigh pain or cramping feeling after walking a certain distance. Sometimes it is severe enough that force them to stop and sit down. When sitting the pain goes away very […]

Hunched Back Correction in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Hunched Back Correction in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis is a rare condition that affects the spine. In this conditions that spine bones joined up together to make the spine very stiff. Not only that, the spine usually becomes hunched. With mild hunched back, the patient is able to do daily activities without much interruption. But when the hunched back is severe, […]