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Surgery in India helps Nigerian walks after 10 years

Friday - August 10, 2018 7:54 pm , Category : HEALTH
New Delhi Aug 10 (IANS) A Nigerian who had not walked for the last 10 years due to a severe knee problem complicated by an incurable genetic blood disorder got a new lease of life at a Delhi hospital where doctors successfully performed a knee replacement surgery -- a rare for a patient battling multiple haemolytic and genetic complications.
After a full-fledged post-recovery rehabilitation programme for a fluidic knee-movement and wound recovery Abdullah Usmani 41 finally took the walk of freedom from pain suffering and mental trauma that often accompany such illnesses.
According to a hospital statement Usmani had spent a major part of his life bedridden due to sickle cell anaemia a genetic blood disorder causes knee arthritis and deformed bone development.
Also suffering from other growth disorder complications including multiple joint complications hand-foot syndrome Usmani s congenital problem led him to undergo a spleen removal surgery in 2002 which led to worsening of his knee arthritis.
A team of doctors at Aakash Healthcare here then gave him a high-end oxinium implant that helped him walk again after 10 years the statement said.
"After studying his case in detail we concluded that Usmani s knee consisted of a severely inflamed tissue and required an intraoperative culture extraction. Following this a total-knee replacement was undertaken using the implant."

--IANS sar/sed

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