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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to under go physiotherapy for few months post surgery

10:56 PM Nov 26, 2021 | Swapnil Mishra

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who underwent a cervical spine surgery at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital on November 10, would require extensive physiotherapy.

Post-surgery, he developed complications and had to perforce undergo an emergency surgery on November 18, when blood clots were removed which were suppressing the spinal cord.

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Sources at the hospital said that this has affected his limb movement for which physiotherapy has been started. It is understood that he will require extensive physiotherapy for 3-6 months and is presently not able to sit or walk for a long time.

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Thackeray also has 12 stents and is on blood thinners since his angioplasty a few years back.

The hospital administration, however, refused to comment on the chief minister’s health on the plea of patient privacy.
Dr Sameer Ruparel, a Spine Surgery consultant, told FPJ: “In normal cases of neck and back pain, patients are asked to take rest for a few days. Restricted movement is allowed for a few weeks depending on patient’s symptoms, pain and recovery. Most spine ailments get better with conservative management in a few weeks to a few months.”

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