Research and Innovation in Spine Care

India's medical science has become vast. The present day medical and surgical treatments are emerging from over the period of centuries with laborious and painstaking research into what gives the best solutions to diseases of the human body.

However, all treatments and solutions are far from perfect and doctors, scientists, and researchers are constantly involved in research and innovations to give better solutions and treatments. Medical science requires learning and skills to recognize and adapt newer modalities of treatment that improvises more facilities and care. The quest for better innovative treatment solutions results brings a new standard care beneficial for the patients. This is true that surgical science interventions are more instantaneous and drastic than medical therapy.

Surgeons have not only involved in bringing newer techniques but also constantly working and pursuing research into their daily practices for more advanced therapies. Spine surgery has probably witnessed a radical change with a small variation in techniques and modalities, which has given a substantial benefit to the patient recovery. For the last 2 decades, due to advanced research and innovation in spine care, the outcome of the results is highly appreciated in the medical science.

Research in Spine Care

At Vitus Spine Care, we always look for ways to provide the advance procedure and care for our spine care patients. It is a keen and honest inquiry into the results of our diagnosis and surgery seen over the period of years among the patients. It requires painstaking documentation of the events on a daily basis and objective assessment of the results during the patient visits for follow-ups and checkups. With our extensive research skills, we can evaluate what is working best in our own experience for our patients.

Innovation in Spine Care

In the medical science, any advanced surgical techniques or modifications of the presently available surgical treatment options can lead to innovation. However, innovation can be specified with newer techniques or modifications, which constantly yields prospective results with substantial improvises the recovery of the patient's health condition. Therefore, it goes beyond laborious research and requires exploration right from the start.

Moreover, innovations in surgical fields need to be understood carefully with an utmost sense of responsibility with an aim to give the best treatment procedure in providing better results to the patient and not just creating something new.

"Research and Innovations" by VITUS GROUP gives us immense pleasure who have a team of highly professionals who are not only involved in delivering the best possible treatment for spinal problems but also constantly involved in improving the results better with our effective treatment solutions through intense research and innovations. We have been maintaining all the surgical records of our patients with surgical details and complications on a daily basis, which gives us an enormous opportunity to find out what works out the best for our patients. It is needless to say that what works best for the western population may not work for so well for our population. For instance, our research into the surgical practices to prevent postoperative infections has yielded results with a substantial decrease in our infection rates.

We take pride in our research and innovation in spine care and one of the innovations developed by a group of dedicated professionals at VISTU GROUP has been accepted internationally as a favorable technique for insertion of 'cervical pedicle screws.' Pedicle screws have changed the outcome of spine surgery and made it patient-friendly. With this pedicle screw method, most of the patients undergoing spine surgery can walk in a day or two after surgery, which is not in the case about 15 years ago when patients have to take bed rest for a month or two after the spine surgery.

However, the pedicle screws in the cervical spine are still not widely practice due to fear of risks and complication, especially injury to the vertebral artery. Our group has developed a modified technique of insertion of cervical pedicle screws, which significantly reduces complications. This technique is now being accepted worldwide and has already been presented at the annual meeting of North American Spine Society (NASS) and is published in the prestigious The Spine Journal in February 2014 edition.

At present, we are the only center in Karnataka practicing Cervical Pedicle Screws and have the largest series of cervical pedicle screw insertions throughout India for spine care surgery. We are constantly working on more innovative methods and are being evaluated by our group that gives advance progress with our extensive Research and Innovation in Spine Care and substantial usage by the wider surgeon community.