Operation Straight Spine (OSS) was conceived in 2002 by spinal surgeons Jeffrey McConnell MD and Ujjwal Debnath, MD, FRCS, who shared a vision to establish a medical aid project for children and adults with spinal disorders. Learn more about OSS.
Sandeepa was a 16 year-old girl who had been in the Ramakrishna Mission Hospital for 6 weeks prior to our arrival, suffering with Tuberculosis of the spine. She could not even sit up because her spine was so unstable and she had so much pain. Read more about Sandeepa.
Dolan was 15 years old and suffered from thorocolumbar scoliosis. She suffered with considerable pain and had enormous difficulty walking.