total knee replacement at the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences

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LUMHS’ first total knee replacement surgery carried out
Hyderabad: Two women underwent total knee replacement at the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences during a two-day workshop which concluded on Saturday.

This was for the first time that such an operation was conducted at the university’s hospital.

Organiser of the workshop, Surgeon Fahim Ahmed Memon, said that eight more knee replacement operations would be carried out on March 16 and 17, the expenses to be paid from zakat fund. The patients should get themselves registered al least a week before March 16, he said.

He urged the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Noshad Ahmed Shaikh, to take steps to equip the Orthopaedic Department with the latest equipment.

Orthopaedic surgeons from England, Tanveer Sajid, Amjad Gulzar and Awais Shaikh and Prof. Shahid Noor from Karachi delivered lectures on knee replacement.

Prof. Shahid Noor and Prof. Tanveer Sadiq performed the two operations.

The vice-chancellor said that efforts would be made to convert the Orthopaedic Department into an institute.

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