Nepal is located in Southern Asia between China and India. It is home to the breathtaking Himalayas and the tallest mountain on earth, Mt. Everest. Nepal has a population of about 28.5 million people and is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. Almost one third of its population lives below the poverty line.
Currently there is
only one fellowship trained orthopedic spine specialist in Nepal, Binod Bijukachhe. Working at Hospital for Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children(HRDC) Dr. Bijukachhe is able to do about
45-50 spine surgeries a year.
The nature of spinal disorders that impact human life are similar in all countries and locales. Their distribution, prevalence, and severity may differ between wealthy and poor nations and often depend on nutrition, environmental quality, social and political stability, population genetics, overpopulation, and other factors.Spinal disorders seen in Nepal include:
Scoliosis(congenital,idiopathic, paralytic, syndromic)
Kyphosis(congenital post-infective, post traumatic)
Miscellaneous(Scheuermann's kyphosis, Spina bifida, Tumors)