Team of Nigerian Doctors Successfully Conduct Total Knee Replacement Surgery on a Woman (Graphic Photos)

The Sokoto State-owned Orthopedic Hospital in Wamakko Local Government Area of Sokoto State have successfully conducted a bilateral total knee transplant.
The team of doctors who performed the surgery
 
While speaking with newsmen on Monday, the Chief Medical Director of the Orthopedic Hospital in Wamakko, Sokoto State. Dr Nuradeen Altine Aliyu,disclosed that on Sunday, July 23, the Sokoto State-owned hospital successfully conducted a bilateral total knee transplant on a 50-year old woman.
 
Aliyu stated that the successful surgery was conducted on the lucky woman who was hitherto suffering from Osteoathritis or severe degenerative disease of both knees.
 
 
"The surgery was conducted by Surgeons of the hospital and their colleagues from the National Orthopedic Hospital, Dala in Kano, Kano State.

"The entire procedure cost N 1million per knee, hence gulping only N 2million, as it was highly subsidized by the state government.
 

"The surgery would have costed her nearly N N 5million per knee, totaling N 2 million for the two knees, if it was done outside Nigeria. This is great relief for her, as the cost had been highly subsidized here, compared to other places like India, Egypt or Germany."
 
Aliyu commended the state government for providing the implants needed for such surgeries at highly subsidized prices, coupled with other incentives.
 
 
While also commenting during the media parley, the State Health Commissioner, Dr Balarabe Shehu Kakale, urged other prospective clients to patronize the cheap medical services available at the hospital.
 
Kakale stated that the hospital has the equipment and manpower to provide an array of orthopedic and other related medical services, at highly subsidized prices.
 
 
"This is better than embarking on medical tourism which is more costly and highly inconveniencing. The state government will continue to support the hospital to function effectively, to bring more succor to patients in the state and other parts of Nigeria."
 


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