BARELY six weeks after a successful knee replacement surgery, orthopaedic doctors at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH), Oghara, Ethiope West Council of the state have recorded another milestone by performing a hip replacement surgery.
Performed on 29-year-old Mr. Ete Erueyin from Ifie community, Warri South Council on July, 5 by Prof. Godwin Iwegbu, who headed the team of doctors, said that hip replacement medical condition was usually for those aging.
He, however, revealed that the surgery was necessary for young Erueyin because of the high level of damage of his hipbone resulting from the steroids he received for the bronchial asthma he suffered.
He said that there was a need for the operation because damage to hip joint was normally characterised by severe pains, tilted body posture, difficulty in sitting, standing and most of all walking, even short distances.
Erueyin remarked that with the successful operation, he could now make use of his legs again, he would be productive as his condition caused him his job at Escravos, and higher education in the Delta State University, Abraka.