In what is considered a rarity among Orthopedic surgeons, a 12-year-old girl suffering from Epiphyseal Dysplasia had both her hips replaced in a single surgery four month ago in a city hospital.
Abirami, 12, who is pursuing her Class six in Tirupur was not able to attend school for more than nine months, she could not even walk on her own to the toilet. The child suddenly started suffering from excessive bone stiffness and pain from when she was around eight-years-old. "Her bones too began deforming because this rare disorder is degenerative and gets progressively worse," said Dr C Rex, of Rex Ortho Hospital. "It slowly deteriorated to such a point that she could not sit or walk, because both her hip bones had frozen and fused together," he said.Read More
Source : Times of India
Hospitals should offer excellent services at affordable costs, according to Vice Chancellor of The Tamil Nadu MGR Medical University Mayil Vahanan Natarajan.
Inaugurating a new block at Rex Ortho Hospital here on Saturday, he said doctors and hospitals should offer quality service and assure the patients that they were there to serve.
They should be able to provide service at moderate costs. Those who came for treatment should find the charges affordable.
Medical education was important, and a hospital with 50 beds could be a teaching centre, he said. The Tamil Nadu MGR Medical University offered diploma and post graduate programmes in allied health sciences.
Mr Natarajan also urged the Rex Hospital to be affiliated with the University, and offer allied health science programmes.Read More
Source : The Hindu
Abhirani from Tiruppur, studying in class six, underwent the three-hour surgery in January and is now able to walk. This is the youngest bilateral hip replacement done in India, claimed Rex Ortho Hospital chief surgeon and director Dr Rex during a press conference.
Her condition was disagonsed as spondyloepiphyseal displasia, causing gross disturbance in growth and joints were swollen with gross restriction of range of movements.
She developed fixed deformity of the leg with severe pain at night. All conservative treatment like medication, physiotheraphy and joint injections were not successful.Read More
Source : Deccan Chronicle
Congenital insensitivity to pain (CIP) is a rare disorder, and often presents to an orthopaedic surgeon as recurrent fractures, dislocations, pseudoarthrosis, osteomyelitis etc. Here, we report a case of congenital insensitivity to pain presenting with distal femoral physeal separation in a child.
Source : Journal of Orthopedics