The surgery which is noted as the first in any hospital in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States was successfully carried out at a private hospital, the Bone and Joint Orthopaedic Hospital.
Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Mohammad Oboirien, said the over two hour operation was conducted by a seven-man team headed by a lead surgeon. The Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon said the patient is stable and can now walk with an aid.
Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. Hip replacement surgery can be performed as a total replacement or a hemi (half) replacement. The surgery is generally conducted to relieve arthritis pain or in some hip fractures.