Srinagar, Apr 26: In a first of its kind, a cemented total hip replacement was done at Sub District Hospital, Kreeri by the Orthopedic Unit of the hospital.
An old male patient resident of Kreeri, Baramulla who had history of fall was diagnosed with fracture neck of femur, was operated upon successfully by the team headed by Dr. Zamir Ali, Orthopedician including Dr. Mohd. Sadiq, Anesthetist, Bashir Ahmad, Shabir Ahmad, Tasleema Akhter, Sajad Hussain, Waseem Ahmad, Mohd. Abdullah Bhat, Shameema Bano (theatre staff).
The patient after successful recovery, has been discharged from the hospital. It is pertinent to mention here that this kind of advanced orthopedic surgery has been performed for the first time across Kashmir Division at Sub District Hospital level.
The Director Health Services, Kashmir, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman has congratulated the hospital administrator and the operative team for achieving this feat. (KNS)