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Pott's Disease : Spine TB
My brother in law has been diagnosed with spinal tb. He is bed ridden for last 2-3 months & can't move. He is taking 1st line of ATT drugs but no improvement can be seen. Spine surgeons at private hospital are recommending for surgery with metal rods as the MRI shows that the spine bones are melted & it cannot be recovered as per them. However, government doctor do not, they suggest removal of pus, continue with drugs & recommend genxpert test. We have consulted 2 private surgeons & they recommended for surgery, this is a very big decision to make. There is no sign of paralysis & sensation is definitely there in body but legs are getting weak. Please suggest if we shall go for the surgery or not !!!
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Hello....... It can only be decided on examination, if pus collection inside vertebra is very small doctor can aspirated the pus and with all antibiotics ..if bone is eroded and has become weak it must be removed otherwise it may collapse on normal structure..just like collapse of normal building. You consult neurosurgeon and discuss on this
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