Q. My father has bone tuberculosis with compression. Is it good to have surgery now?

Answered by
Dr. Rahul Goel
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 12, 2018

Hi doctor,

My father has bone tuberculosis. He has compression in D4-D5. He is bedridden now. Currently, he is taking medicine for TB. Is it necessary to do surgery or not? Please suggest.

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Hi,

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I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This condition is known as pott's spine. There is a presence of tuberculosis in the spine. It is managed by taking ATT (antituberculosis medication). It is not good to have surgery during the active stage of the infection. A spine fixation surgery using rods and screws can be considered once when the infection settles down.


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