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Doctors perform rare orthopedic surgery through a new innovation

First of its kind in the Middle East

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: Head of Orthopedic Surgery Department at Adan Hospital Dr Meshal Al-Hadhoud successfully performed a rare surgery through a new innovation, which is the first of its kind in the Middle East, on a woman who broke her foot, reports Al-Qabas daily.

In a press release, Dr Al-Hadhoud disclosed that the surgery involved stabilizing a tarsal bone using a precision stick to avert the complications witnessed in the conventional method, which resulted in opening the huge sore before putting slices and corns. He said diabetic patients are the major beneficiaries of this method, adding that the patient can walk 48 hours after the surgery.

Dr Al-Hadhoud affirmed that this method is different from the conventional method whereby patients require six weeks of rehabilitation before they can walk, because of the gypsum on the foot. He praised Kuwait for the achievements of its citizens, stressing that the government sponsors the education of its citizens abroad, and the citizens must replicate this with good deeds.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Health denied rumors of injecting a Kuwaiti woman with vitamins in the kidneys instead of intramuscular treatment and transferred to the intensive care of the Al-Adan Hospital, the undersecretary of drug control has referred several files to the Prosecution, reports Al-Rai daily.

The ministry explained in a statement that the head of the concerned specialized center met the patient himself and explained to her the origins of medical practice and the nature of medicine, and she was grateful for the explanation given to her.

On the other hand, the Undersecretary of Drug and Food Control at the Ministry of Health, Dr Abdullah Al-Bader that the Ministry of Health has issued citations to commercial shops last week for advertising stones that allegedly cure some chronic diseases including cancer in addition to manufacturing some substances without getting prior license from the ministry.

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