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MOH: Successful Surgery Restored Movement to an Expatriate with Spinal Cord Injury in the Eastern Region
13 December 2016

Contrary to his expectations, an expatriate in his thirties has restored movement to his lower limbs paralyzed by spinal cord injuries that confined him to bed and hindered his ability to live a normal life.  

Thanks to Allah, the medical team at the Neurosurgery Department of Dammam Medical Complex has successfully dealt with the hemiplegia (partially paralyzed) as a result of unstable fracture in the lumbar vertebrae which confined him to bed and crippled him, according to the Eastern Region Health Affairs. It said that the patient has undergone a surgery to ease pressure on the neural tube and fixation of the spine from behind by special skewers and bolts, renewing the patient hope that he will eventually be able to walk normally in the near future. 

After having intensive physiotherapy sessions his condition is improving week after week until he is able to walk again using a walking aid. He was discharged from the Complex to practice his normal life and at the same time attending the physiotherapy sessions which, Allah willing, will help him to walk independently later on.

It confirmed that the complex is accustomed to such surgeries due to the fact that a large number of spinal cord cases are received in the complex and handled by the Neurosurgery Department's physicians who have gained a huge experience in performing such surgeries, especially in light of the availability of qualified medical staff and advanced medical equipment which help them in their work.


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