The patient is a known Hbss patient being co-managed with The Haematology Department and was initially diagnosed to have avascular necrosis of The Talus and subtalar osteoarthritis in 2017. Subsequently within the same year. He started complaining of the right knee and bilateral hip pains for which he was diagnosed with bilateral avascular necrosis of the femoral heads. This has necessitated him to ambulate with bilateral elbow crutches because of the Severi1y of the pain.
The parent and his mother have been counseled on the severity of the disease and that will require bilateral total hip arthroplasty. The cost of the above surgery far
each hip involves between 1.5 to 2.5 million naira depending on the severity of the disease on further evaluation and the intraoperative findings.
He is currently complaining of left humeral pain and a diagnosis of avascular necrosis of the left humeral head has been made.
His father is late and the mother is a civil servant with Ibadan North Local Government Area of Oyo State. Thus she is severely financially constrained.
Please kindly assist them with the financial support they need to get the patient back on his feet and active.
Thanks in anticipation.
Dr Onyemelukwe (Senior Registrar)
For: Dr. A.B Oladiran
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon
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