Unique total hip replacement in Chennai hospital

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Chennai, Nov 5 (UNI) Malar Hospitals, a leading city-based super speciality hospital, today achieved a unique feat when renowned Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Specialist Surgeon, Dr Nandkumar Sundaram, performed a unique total hip replacement in dwarfism.

''The surgery is pathbreaking and offers hope to thousands of patients in the city and suburbs, who had to visit hospitals in other cities to get the rare surgery (done),'' Malar Hospitals Zonal Director Krish Ramesh said at a press conference here.

The surgery was done on a 31-year-old man, who had complaints of severe pain in both the hips.

He had difficulties in walking and was unable to sit erect in a chair or even cross-legged on the floor. He was just four feet tall, Dr Sundaram said, giving details of the surgery.

He said total hip replacement in dwarfs was very difficult as bones were very small in size, peculiar and deformed.In such patients, even regular implants could not be used.

Thanks to the surgery, the man could now walk and sit in a chair and squat comfortably without any complaint or pain, he added.

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