A successful bilateral hip replacement at Fortis Hospital, Mohali, has brought India and Zimbabwe a bit closure — thanks to the team of doctors led by Orthopedic Surgeon Dr Ramesh Sen, who operated upon Colleta Bopoto, a resident of Kadoma in Zimbabwe.
Bopoto, a retired soldier, who had developed persistent pain in the knee, back and hip since the last five years, was relying on stringent pain killers to deal with her deteriorating condition.
Later, she was diagnosed with a case of bilateral hip arthritis and was advised total hip replacement. With the view to undergo a successful surgery, she decided to visit Dr Sen.
Examined by Dr Sen and diagnosed as a case of degenerative arthritis due to avascular necrosis, both her hip joints required bilateral hip replacement.
The left hip joint replacement was performed first on August 2 this year followed by the right-side hip joint replacement three days later. Colleta stayed in the ICU for two days, before she was shifted to the ward where she was taken care by the proficient hospital teams for five days.
She soon started feeling more comfortable with daily improvement. The muscle pain and the joint pain which had been there for the last four years seemed to vanish. She was able to do toileting activities within 10 days after surgery.
“I would like to express my gratitude to Dr RK Sen and his team from Fortis Hospital Mohali for the successful hip replacement. I would also like to thank the physiotherapist who is daily assisting me and guiding me through physical exercises. I would also like to thank all the Fortis hospital staff who assisted in my treatment,” said Colleta after her surgery.