• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

IT pros face high-risk of disc-related problems: Expert

By Staff
|

Kochi, Jan 6 (UNI) Modern lifestyle and sedentary nature of work put the IT professionals at high-risk of disc-related problems, National University of Singapore Assistant Professor Hee Hwan Tak said today.

Dr Tak, who was here to perform an advanced disc replacement surgery on a 47-year-old person at Lakeshore Hosiptal, said '' the rate of disc-related problems was high on IT professionals due to modern food habits and nature of work.'' Dr Suresh Pillai, who joined Dr Tak for performing the surgery, said bad roads and lack of nutrients were some other reasons that increased cervical spine-related diseases in India.

He said the replacement operation, costing around Rs two lakh using titanium-based artificial disc, helped the patient to recover in 24 hours.

''In artificial replacement, the patient could return to normal life the next day compared to the traditional fusion surgery, which had a recovery time of six weeks,'' Dr Pillai said.

He said the patients, between the age of 18 and 65, could undergo surgery and the artificial disc, imported from US, was MRI compatible, in case the patients need any post-surgery imaging.

UNI MA AJ SV RK1814

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more