Making use of the 3D printed technique for the first time in India in neurosurgery, the Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh hospital doctors scripted history. The Jaipur doctors created a model of neck and head junction (cranio-vertebral junction), which was a part of the body to be operated by the neurosurgeons.
"It is a technique, which develops exactly the same model of neck and head junction of the patient. The use of this technique for neurosurgery happened for the first time in the country ," Dr V D Sinha, head of neurosurgery department, SMS Hospital.
The surgery was conducted on a 23-year-old patient, Pradhan Jangid. He was suffering from cranio-vertebral junction (CVJ) anomaly.
According to Dr Rashim Kataria, assistant professor (neurosurgery) SMS Hospital, who conducted the operation on the patient, "It is because of the disease, the patient had a problem in turning his neck, weakness and insensitivity in the limbs. He was diagnosed with the CVJ anomaly disease in February . Operation is the only solution for the problem… We use the 3D techniques to ward off any such risk”. Head of neurosurgery department at SMS Hospital, Dr V D Sinha said it is a technique that develops exactly the same model of neck and head junction as of the patient.
The patient who is to be discharged from the hospital said he suffered the problems for five-six years. He lives at home with his parents and two brothers.