A 45-year-old lady came to our hospital with a fracture of her right thigh bone following a simple twisting injury and severe pain in her spine and was not able to sit or even turn in bed. She was in agonising pain. She was fully evaluated with blood tests, PET CT and MRI scans. There was a strong suspicion of cancer in her spine as well as the thigh bone. She underwent surgery on her thigh bone and on her spine, which allowed us to take a tissue biopsy – as a sample from the site of cancer. The patient was mobilised with a walker after surgery, and the cancer was diagnosed as Multiple Myeloma – cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. Plasma cells help you fight infections by making antibodies that recognise and attack germs.
Following surgery, on her spine, she is almost pain-free and is now walking. She will undergo chemotherapy, which we hope will cure her cancer.
45-year-old non-diabetic female presented with complaints of:
- Rt. thigh pain and upper back pain since 4-5 months
An acute increase in Rt. thigh pain after mild twisting injury 1 day back
- Neurology: intact
x rays of the spine and fractured thigh bone
The circled area of spine shows cancer of spine
Fixed femur and sent for biopsy
Cancerous bone removed Spine stabilized with rods and screws
Dr Raghava Mulukutla lent support to another good cause. Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Day is an opportunity for us all to make positive changes in the lives of people with SCI, their families and improve prevention programs of SCI around the world.
This year with the goal to increase spinal cord injury (SCI) awareness amongst the general public in Hyderabad, rallies were held at Peoples Plaza and KBR park.
10th June, 2016
Department of Physiotherapy and Management conducted a workshop on ADVANCED MANUAL THERAPY FOR LUMBAR SPINE ASSESSMENT & MANAGEMENT.
Dr Raghav Dutt Mulukutla spoke on ‘Lumbar Spine Stenosis Management Strategies’
Mohammed Jamsheer illustrated manipulation techniques and demonstrated hands on practice.
Harish Kumar, Senior physiotherapist was the organizing secretary.
The NASS is the largest congregation of spine surgeons in the world – a global multidisciplinary medical society that utilizes education, research and advocacy to foster the highest quality, ethical, value and evidence based spine care for patients.
Dr Raghav spoke on Global Spine Forum Symposium – Challenges in Spine Care
At this orthopaedic meeting, Dr. Raghav’s topic of debate was – Post operative recurrent disc must always be instrumented and fused.
Dr Raghavadutt, Chief of Spine Unit has been invited to deliver a speech in BP:Best Practice of orthopedics about Spinal diseases the 2nd Annual World Congress of Orthopedics 2015 (WCORT-2015) Sep 2015