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Spondylitis-hit pilot takes wing

DNMUM246796 | 6/9/2012 | Author : Somita Pal | WC :295 | Health

Pratik Shivardkar on road to recovery at KEM Hospital

A 28-year-old pilot, who was grounded by a rare disorder called ankylosing spondylitis is all set to fly again. Admitted in KEM Hospital, he is recuperating from a total hip replacement surgery.
Pratik Shivardkar, a resident of Chembur, was in New Zealand for his multi-engine training. During that time, he experienced severe pain in the hip region and remained motionless. "I used to get back pains a few years back but the pain used to disappear. However, it returned after a year or two. I managed to become a trained pilot in such a condition. I got a few job offers too, but suddenly the condition worsened and I was bedridden for more than a year," said Shivardkar.
It was more than a year that he was bedridden before b
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