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Patients who suffer from co-morbid conditions find it difficult to find doctors who are willing to take on their case. The more complex the case, the more challenging it is to treat. At Burjeel Hospital however, Dr Madhav Rao K, Consultant-Ophthalmology, Vitreous- Retina, Head, Department of Ophthalmology, and his team are always up for a challenge.

A 16-year old female with a 60-degree adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) underwent a successful surgery led by Dr Sherief Elsayed, Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Al Zahra Hospital, Sharjah, where a patient-specific 3D printed model of the spine was utilised to aid accuracy. This marks the first time a team in the UAE has undertook such a procedure.

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