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101-year-old woman successfully undergoes hip replacement by MIS technique at Delhi hospital

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New Delhi, Sep 27 : Beating all odds, a 101-year-old woman successfully underwent cemented hip replacement surgery by a unique MIS technique at a Delhi hospital, it was announced on Tuesday.

The woman, who hails from Panipat, was brought to the Institute of Bone and Joint, MGS Hospital, where the doctors, after conducting tests, found a fractured neck of femur at the left side of the hip.

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MIS technique involves a cut on the skin where no muscles fibres are damaged and there is hardly 20 ml of blood loss.

“Till recently, a hip fracture in an elderly patient was considered a terminal event. The reason was that if we operate, the surgery is major, it involves blood loss, further trauma to the frail body and many a time, the patient ends up in ICU,” said Ashwani Maichand, Director, Institute of Bone and Joint, MGS Hospital, Delhi, in a statement.

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The hospital authorities said that during the operation, no blood transfusion was required and the patient was never shifted to ICU.

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She started walking from the next day of the operation with a walker without any pain. (IANS)

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Sanitization to Fight Coronavius Begins in UP

Massive sanitization drive begins in UP

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A massive sanitization drive began in major cities in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. (Representation Image). Pixabay

A massive sanitization drive began in major cities in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. This is the latest news in India.

Rajkumar Vishwakarma, DG, fire services, told reporters that sanitization was being done with sodium hypochlorite and fire personnel had been instructed to take care and not to spray the disinfectant on human beings and animals.

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The sanitization will be done using sodium hypochlorite. (Representational Image). Pixabay

Spraying will also not be done inside any building due to electrical connections.

Fire personnel have been asked to take photographs and post it on WhatsApp media groups. They have been asked to avoid calling the media personnel to the sanitisation sites to avoid risks.

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Earlier this week, about 50 migrant workers who were at a bus station in Bareilly, were sprayed with sodium hypochlorite by the sanitisation staff. Those who were sprayed, including children, complained of itching in the eyes and rashes on the body.

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Chief minister Yogi Adityanath had expressed his concern over the incident and assured action against the guilty.

District magistrate Bareilly, Nitish Kumar said that the incident happened due to ‘over-zealous’ workers. (IANS)