After NHS hospital tells teenager to hold back a year, he has spine operation done in India After he was told he’d have to wait more than a year for a vital back operation in the UK, a teenager has been treated at a private hospital in India. Regarding to his mother Karen, Elliot Knott, 14, of Charminster, Dorset, who injured his back in an ice-skating incident on New Year’s Eve, was told he’d have to wait around 17 weeks for a scheduled appointment with a consultant, and another 9 a few months for the operation. Related StoriesCerapedics' i-FACTOR Peptide Enhanced Bone Graft gets FDA authorization for use in cervical backbone surgeryFirst medical center installs Ortho Eyesight AnalyzerGlan Clwyd Hospital N Wales spend money on Esaote's G-Scan MRI device for weight-bearing scanningElliot, a sporty dynamic lad, who captained the West Dorset Warriors swimming group and attends Thomas Hardye College, is suffering from spondylolisthesis, a condition which develops when a vertebra slips out of collection in the spine and presses on a nerve.One interim evaluation was performed, after inclusion of the first 50 patients immediately, to monitor safety also to exclude any frank inconsistencies in the scholarly research protocol or case-record form. Results Baseline Features and Angiographic Data From January 2006 through September 2007, a total of 1005 individuals were enrolled in 20 centers in the usa and Europe . Of the 1005 patients, 496 were assigned to angiography-guided PCI and 509 to FFR-guided PCI randomly. Baseline characteristics of the two groups were similar, as were the amount of indicated lesions, vessel and lesion sizes as assessed by quantitative coronary angiography, and extent and intensity of coronary artery disease as indicated by the SYNTAX score .