Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Fw: Treatment Assistance Patient Ms Chidinma from Nigeria


Dr Jayant Arora
MS(Ortho), DNB(Ortho), MRCS(Edinburgh)
Fellowship in Joint Replacement and Arthroscopic Surgery, Newcastle, UK

Senior Consultant Orthopedics and Joint Replacement Surgeon
Columbia Asia Hospital




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----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Kousar Ali Shah <>
To: 'Jayant Arora' <>
Sent: Tue, February 15, 2011 10:26:00 AM
Subject: FW: Treatment Assistance Patient Ms Chidinma from Nigeria

Dear Dr Jayant

Please suggest.


Thanks & Regards

Dr Kousar A Shah

Chief of Medical Services                            

Columbia Asia Hospital – Palam Vihar

Block-F, Near Gol Chakkar,

Palam Vihar, Gurgaon – 122017,


Telephone:  +91 - 124 - 39898969

Facsimile:     +91 – 124 - 3022022




Please find below the query from the patient.


My name is chidinma and am 25 years genotype is ss,i've sickle cell anemia.since 2008 a developed a hip problem here is a copy of my X-ray.The doctors said that i've Avascular Neurosis(AVN)of Formal Head,limp shortening of 3cm i want to know if i can get  hip replacement. Though the doctors in Nigeria said that there are so many implications based on my genotype that Replacement is not the best option.Please doctor i want to know the best option, implication of the surgery based on my genotype, and also the cost of the surgery.Please will be expecting a response from you .


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