Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
Lanka Hospitals unveils new Scoliosis Clinic
Lanka Hospitals, the internationally accredited multiple award-winning healthcare provider, has unveiled a dedicated Scoliosis Clinic that specialises in the treatment of curved or damaged spines.
Scoliosis is a treatable condition that causes the spine to curve toward the side in the shape of the letter ‘S’ or ‘C’. While the cause of scoliosis in most instances is unknown, the symptoms of scoliosis could also include uneven shoulders, one shoulder blade that appears more prominent than the other, uneven waist or one hip that is higher than the other.
“Lanka Hospitals has an established centre for orthopaedic care, neurological care and a separate, fully-fledged centre for physiotherapy treatment. We saw the need to provide more visibility and access to treatment services in scoliosis, seeing that it is a critical condition commonly seen in teenagers and young girls. We therefore chose to integrate the services of our experienced teams in orthopaedic, neurology and physiotherapy to offer specialised scoliosis treatment at Lanka Hospitals,” Lanka Hospitals Group Chief Executive Officer Deepthi Lokuarachchi stated.
“Scoliosis causes a lot of anxiety among parents and physiological trauma among their children who suffer with this disease. However, prior assessment of the deformity and appropriate treatment can prevent further deterioration of the condition. We offer physiotherapy and braces as a treatment method to prevent the worsening of the condition. However, for more serious scoliosis conditions we provide surgical correction to control the disease to a satisfactory level,” Lanka Hospitals Scoliosis Clinic Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Gamini Punchihewa stated.
The treatment for scoliosis at Lanka Hospitals is conducted by a multidisciplinary team that includes the doctors specialising in scoliosis treatment, physiotherapists, psychologists, technicians for the preparation of back braces along with other additional support, which may be required based on a patient’s condition.
The surgical team for scoliosis is led by eminent neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons.