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Chennai hospital fixes Tanzanian girl with resorbable screws

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Mpogoro, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Mpogoro

    Mpogoro JF-Expert Member

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    CHENNAI: In what holds hope for several patients undergoing surgeries using metal implants, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, has performed a spine surgery on a six-year-old Tanzanian girl, Maureen Richard Shirima, using bioresorbable screws. Unlike the existing practice where metal alloy implants are used to join fractures, the new method uses bio-resorbable screws which will be broken down within the body. The patient need not undergo another surgery for the removal of bioresorbable parts. . A patient, who got operated using bio-resorbable screws, would recover within three months, while a patient who undergoes the same surgery the conventional way would take double that time. Habari kamili hapa: Wahindi wako juu sana kwenye sekta ya afya sasa!