The Sokoto State owned Orthopedic Hospital, Wamakko, has successfully conducted three total knee replacement surgeries, the first in the history of the state, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Nuradeen Altine told newsmen in Wamakko on Monday that the surgeries were conducted on two male adults, aged 60 and 65.
Altine said: “Two knees were replaced in both legs of one patient, while one knee was replaced in another patient.
”The successful surgeries were conducted on March 25 by a team of Surgeons from the hospital and their colleagues from the Orthopedic Hospital, Dala, Kano.
”The surgery is capital intensive because it involves the use of sophisticated equipment and titanium metal which is very expensive and had to be imported.
” We hope the Sokoto State Government will continue to support the hospital with equipment, logistics, to have more of such operations.”
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