Spinal Cord Injury Treatment
Steps Involved in IVF:
Spinal cord injury treatment aims to address damage to the spinal cord, which serves as the main highway for transmitting signals between the brain and the rest of the body. Such injuries can result from various incidents such as falls, vehicular accidents, or diseases like spinal tumors. The severity of a spinal cord injury can range from minor nerve damage to complete paralysis, and the treatment approach varies accordingly. Immediate treatment often involves stabilization of the spinal column, followed by a tailored treatment plan that may include surgical intervention, medication, physical therapy, and other rehabilitation measures.
The need for spinal cord injury treatment arises to preserve as much function as possible and to prevent further complications such as respiratory issues, infections, and chronic pain. Timely and specialized treatment is vital to maximizing recovery prospects. Often, it includes a combination of surgery, medication for managing symptoms and secondary complications, and long-term physical and occupational therapy.
Due to the complexity and long-term implications of spinal cord injuries, a multidisciplinary approach is frequently recommended. This involves a team of healthcare professionals like neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitation specialists, and other medical experts working together to offer comprehensive care for the injured patient.
The time required for treating a spinal cord injury can differ widely based on the severity of the condition and the required treatments. Emergency measures may involve quick spinal stabilization, which could take a few hours. However, if surgical intervention is needed, procedures like spinal decompression or spinal fusion may last anywhere from 4 to 8 hours, or more.
Postoperative care in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) may also be necessary for a period of days to weeks. This is followed by a prolonged phase of rehabilitation, which can range from a few weeks to several months or even years. For some individuals, treatment and recovery can be a lifelong process involving ongoing therapy and regular medical check-ups.
The extended duration and potential need for various specialists make it critical for patients to carefully plan and consider their options, particularly when contemplating treatment abroad.
- Cost Savings: Medical tourism can offer significant cost advantages, especially for patients from countries where healthcare is expensive.
- Advanced Technology: Some foreign destinations offer cutting-edge technology not readily available in the patient's home country.
- Expertise: High-quality healthcare facilities abroad often have specialized experts with considerable experience in treating spinal cord injuries.
- Holistic Care: Certain destinations offer comprehensive rehabilitation programs that integrate physical therapy, occupational therapy, and psychological support.
- Thailand: Known for advanced healthcare technology and a focus on patient experience.
- Germany: Renowned for precision and quality, especially in surgical procedures.
- India: Offers a blend of modern technology and highly skilled healthcare professionals at a lower cost.
- South Korea: Leading in innovative techniques and state-of-the-art medical technology.
Risks & Considerations
- Quality of Care: Research and verify the accreditation and standards of the healthcare facility.
- Communication Barriers: Language can be a significant hurdle in understanding medical procedures and post-operative care.
- Legal Aspects: In case of medical malpractice, legal recourse could be more complicated abroad.
- Travel and Recovery: Long flights and travel can be difficult, especially post-procedure.
How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital
- Credentials & Expertise: Make sure to check the qualifications and experience of the medical professionals involved.
- Accreditations: Look for internationally recognized accreditations for the healthcare facility.
- Reviews & Testimonials: Patient testimonials and reviews can give an insight into the quality of care provided.
- Consultation: Utilize telemedicine options for initial consultations and postoperative follow-up to ensure a consistent treatment plan.
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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation: https://www.globalhealthcareaccreditation.com
Frequently Asked Questions
What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?
The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.
What happens during egg retrieval?
When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.
What happens to the eggs?
In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle. Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.
How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?
The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.
Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.
Orthopedics Stem Cell
Research on mesenchymal stem cells regenerative properties in knee osteoarthritis. In these studies, researchers suggest that Stem Cell Therapy has the potential to regenerate lost cartilage, stop and reverse cartilage degeneration, provide pain relief, and improve patient mobility.
Stem Cell Therapy as an Alternative to Rotator Cuff & Shoulder Replacement Surgery. Stem cell therapy may offer an excellent alternative for patients looking to avoid shoulder joint replacement surgery, as well as many other surgical treatments for shoulder pain.
If you suffer from chronic or acute ankle pain or instability due to arthritis, cartilage loss, ligament strain or tear, or tendon damage, then you may benefit from non-surgical stem cell treatments or stem cell-enhanced surgery.
Patients now have a minimally invasive option. Stem cell therapy for back pain and disc herniations can potentially repair the damaged disc or facet joint, restore function, rehydrate the disc, and ultimately alleviate chronic pain.
Anti-Aging Stem Cell
Stem cell therapy and PRP therapy have been shown to be most effective for: Those in the early stages of hair loss, patients who are not viable candidates for surgery and women who prefer to avoid hair surgery.
Aesthetic Anti-Aging. The Aesthetic Stem Cell Localized Treatment is a non-surgical minimally invasive procedure to enhance the appearance of aging skin and hair restoration. This all-natural technique combines dermal injections of bone marrow or adipose tissue derived stem cells and growth factors.
Fertility Stem Cell
The stem cells used for treatment of a thin endometrium include mesenchymal stem cells. In addition, successful repair of the endometrium in pregnancy with stem cells has been reported previously.
Low Ovarian Reserve (PRP)
The treatment uses PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma), which with stem cell therapy is the novel therapeutic approach for restoring the quality of the ovarian reserve.Your PRP will contain a physiologic balance of platelets, growth factors and white blood cells tailored specifically for you.
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