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January, 2023

A Miraculous Recovery Story of A 36-Year-Old using Neuro-rehabilitation at Sakra World Hospital


“Not all hopes die if you know the way out and believe in miracles.”

Mr. Pravin Raj Radha, aged 36 met with an unfortunate bike accident in the US that lead to severe brain injuries along with facial and eye injuries. This traumatic incident left him in a coma state for weeks. Initially, he was treated in one of the top hospitals in the US and underwent intensive care for 3-4 weeks. However, the doctors didn’t see much improvement despite the administered treatment. The doctors in the US had estimated less than a 1% chance of survival due to the severity of the accident. Pravin’s family finally decided to move him to India for better treatment. They carefully flew him in a chartered flight along with the ICU team and the equipment. The whole travel arrangement cost them a fortune but Pravin’s family was not ready to give up. 
After consultation with some of the top hospitals in India, they were referred to consult with Dr. Maheshwarappa B M, Head and Senior Consultant for Neuro Rehabilitation at Sakra World Hospital, one of the top hospitals in Bangalore. He was admitted to Sakra World Hospital for  complex traumatic brain injury and acute management. Upon examining Pravin, Dr. Maheshwarappa noted down the severity of his case with loss of cognitive and behavioral skills, and immobility. When they brought in Pravin, he was in a comatose state with weakness in his limbs and faced difficulty in normal movement.

Administering Comprehensive Neuro-Rehabilitation

After a thorough assessment, Pravin was put under rigorous and comprehensive neurorehabilitation using advanced technologies. Sakra Neurorehabilitation specialists and professionals included Physiatrists, Neuro-Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Clinical Nutritionists, specialized Rehabilitation nurses, Clinical Orthotists, and Neuropsychologists. The use of advanced rehabilitation technology included Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy(HBOT), Robotic Assisted Gait and Arm Training, wearable sensor-based therapies, virtual reality clinical modules, augmented reality gamification, Pneumatic Neuro-gym, and digital Balance and coordination platforms.
Within five months, Pravin’s recovery was progressing really well which was nothing short of a miracle. A 3-4 month intensive neuro rehabilitation program helped Pravin come out of a coma and begin a steady recovery process. In addition to muscle strength exercises, Pravin also received multi-sensory stimulation (auditory cues, tapping, music therapy) to regulate his low arousal levels. Over time and with self-determination, he has been able to walk independently with good balance. For his cognitive and perceptual skill improvement, occupational therapies / involved the identification of objects, participation in sports activities in groups, vocational activities like writing, using the keyboard, using a mobile handset, dressing independently, bladder and bowel management, and bathing. His family members were totally engaged in a patient-centric approach and immensely contributed to his recovery.

In the Words of Our Specialist

Dr. Maheshwarappa B M explained that -
“Neurorehabilitation plays a significant role in the healing process of those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. The Rehab program is designed based on the patient’s condition and needs to help them recover from the arduous effects of the injury. Pravin was brought to us in the most challenging situation with almost all hopes of his recovery dying down. But for us, after assessing his condition, not all hopes were lost. We developed the rehabilitation program at Sakra Neurorehabilitation Centre to address his core problems, utilizing advanced rehabilitation equipment and scientifically enhanced infrastructure.”
The Neuropsychological Intervention helped with cognitive, emotional, and behavioural outcomes that are often seen after brain injury. Along with medication for mood issues; behaviour modification techniques and cognitive retraining were carried out to facilitate his adjustment and functionality. The family including his wife and parents were regularly counselled and supported emotionally to cope with all the challenges of living with brain injury.

The Miraculous Recovery

Over the past three to four months, he has made significant progress and is currently able to
understand, speak, and communicate. His cognitive functions are improving except for mild memory impairment. He is able to sit, stand, and walk without any assistance and perform all daily tasks confidently.
Pravin was successfully discharged in December 2022 after undergoing what seemed like a herculean task. His cognitive, physical, and social skills had been remarkably improved. In addition to the training, he continues to receive rehabilitation at the OPD after discharge. To prepare him for his return to his profession, specialists are working on advanced life skills training. This is a perfect example of comprehensive neurorehabilitation using a collaborative multidisciplinary approach which is globally recommended as the best evidence-based practice.

In the Words of Pravin’s Family

Thanking the doctors at Sakra World Hospital, Pushpa, Pravin’s wife said, 
“Pravin’s accident shocked us, but what was even worse was when doctors had started giving up hope of his revival to his old self.  I am grateful to the doctors and team at Sakra World Hospital who assessed his condition rightfully and took up his case, carefully designed his rehabilitation program, involving us. It is no less than a miracle that Pravin is up on his feet, and we are hopeful that he will resume his work soon.”
Overall, Pravin's case highlights the effectiveness of comprehensive neuro-rehabilitation in helping individuals with traumatic brain injury recover and regain their abilities. At Sakra, we understand that recovery can be a long and challenging process, which is why we provide complete support throughout your journey. From the initial assessment to discharge and follow-up care, our team is dedicated to helping you receive the best care possible. With the appropriate treatment and support, we believe individuals can make significant progress and improve their quality of life. 

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