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Figure 5: Surgical treatment of tuberculosis kyphosis and instability through a single stage posterior only approach in: (a) A 16-year-old lady with tuberculosis kyphosis of the lumbar spine, (b and c) Plain X-ray of the same lady showing kyphosis due to completer destruction of second lumbar vertebral body, d) Post-operative appearance of the same lady, (e and f) Post-operative plain X-ray of the same lady following decompression, osteotomy for correction of the deformity, posterolateral fusion and stabilisation with pedicle screws and rods construct. The lady was discharged home 2 weeks post-operative period with good cosmesis and intact neurology. Majority of our young patients with tuberculosis spine kyphosis aside pain and interference with marital functions, request for cosmetic surgery in the immediate perimarital period

Figure 5: Surgical treatment of tuberculosis kyphosis and instability through a single stage posterior only approach in: (a) A 16-year-old lady with tuberculosis kyphosis of the lumbar spine, (b and c) Plain X-ray of the same lady showing kyphosis due to completer destruction of second lumbar vertebral body, d) Post-operative appearance of the same lady, (e and f) Post-operative plain X-ray of the same lady following decompression, osteotomy for correction of the deformity, posterolateral fusion and stabilisation with pedicle screws and rods construct. The lady was discharged home 2 weeks post-operative period with good cosmesis and intact neurology. Majority of our young patients with tuberculosis spine kyphosis aside pain and interference with marital functions, request for cosmetic surgery in the immediate perimarital period