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New device to ease spil surgery

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, April 20: A new technique aimed at smoothening the spil surgery procedure has been designed at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, authorities there said on Monday. Satm Device for Endoscopic Surgery designed at the hospital is a special tube which is placed into the patient’s back through a minor cut in the skin. The entire surgery is performed through the tube under endoscopic view on Light-Emitting Diode(LED) monitor. Hospital authorities said that unlike the other existing modern techniques, the Satm device gives enormous magnification and clarity of vision, which in turn minimizes the risk to normal and critical nerves. The device has been developed by Satm Singh Chhabra, director of the Neuro and Spine Department at the hospital. Chhabra said that the new device is extremely helpful in the treatment of slipped disc — also known as prolapsed or herniated nerve which happens when one of the discs that sit between the bones of the spine (the vertebrae) is damaged and presses on the nerves. (IANS)

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