Study Case Regarding the Role of the Physical Exercise and Physical Therapy Following a Posterior Hemivertebrectomy: Weeks 1-18
This present study aims to present a recovery program following a surgery for the removal of a unique T10 hemi vertebra. The patient, previously inaccurately diagnosed on two occasions, undergoes surgery at a private clinic on 06.02.2018 when a team composed of 5 specialists lead by Dr. A.T., having the acknowledged approval of the family, operates a left posterior T10 Ruf-Harms. Following this surgical intervention, complex, but not fully neuro-monitored, a first protocol of recovery was established for the immediately following period, consisting of: outdoor physical exercises and physical therapy through the Schroth technique. Following the program established and implemented at Ortoprofil Clinic in Tirgu Mures, a correction of the T12-L4 scoliosis with 4 degrees in comparison with the scoliosis present before the surgical intervention was noticed. The patient is currently following a complex recovery program through physical therapy – Schroth technique and swimming – Brass and Back technique with positive results.