Sunday, 3 May 2015

Sokoto Completes First Hip Replacement

The first hip replacement ever in Sokoto, Nigeria was recently carried out by a private hospital.
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.

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