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Challenging Hip Replacement for Osteopetrosis Patients

By September 11, 2014October 20th, 2020News
Hip Osteoarthritis

Osteopetrosis is a condition that hardens bones like marbles.

“With the bone being as dense as it is,  a hip replacement isn’t quite the same process. When we drill, we need to use tungsten bits and even with those, I broke four drill bits while operating for the first time,” explained Dr Arumugam. Given that the bones don’t re-grow like normal ones, the precision of the drilling is also difficult.

A replacement was done successfully for the patients. Read More

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