The hip bone is one of the most important bones of the human body as it helps in walking, bearing the weight of the body, helps in bending and also plays an important role in maintaining correct posture. Any disease in the hip bone interferes with the daily activities and the quality of life is significantly reduced. The patient feels pain and stiffness at the affected side and unable to walk, stand or run properly. The disease that considerably affects the hip is hip osteoarthritis or simply hip arthritis. Cartilage is a substance present on the tip of the hip bones which allows a smooth transition of the bones over one another without any friction during walking, running or sitting. However, in the diseased condition, the cartilage layer breaks down and gets destroyed leading to the exposure of bones. Now, when you walk or run, the exposed bones rub against each other leading to the destruction of healthy bone cells. This causes pain, inflammation, and stiffness.
PATIENT INTRODUCTION AND MEDICAL CONDITION
58 years old Ken Samek, a resident of Canada was diagnosed with hip arthritis and was suffering from pain, inflammation, and stiffness. For years, he was on the medicines that help relieve his pain and delays the progression of a disease. The efficacy of the medicines starts reducing and the doctor advises Mr. Ken to undergo a hip replacement surgery. Mr. Ken was in Malaysia for an offsite official work and he decided to undergo hip replacement surgery from a highly experienced doctor, Dr. Lee Boon Leng Kevin, who was known for his work on stem cells. The doctor was working at Mount Elizabeth Orchard hospital, Singapore. Singapore is a taxi ride distance from Malaysia. Mr. Ken searched on the internet about the companies which may help him in this surgery and opted Medigence, one of the most trusted company for medical tourism.
Mr. Ken has insurance done with Cigna Insurance. He asked the MediGence team to confirm if the card issued from Cigna was valid at Mount Elizabeth Orchard Hospital. The team reacts promptly and gave a positive reply to Mr. Ken after confirming with the hospital. MediGence team took the appointment from Dr. Lee on the dates suggested by Mr. Ken. Insurance approval was processed, and approval came within a few hours. The hip replacement surgery was conducted on November 29th, 2018 by the team of highly experienced surgeons and para-medical staff headed by Dr. Lee.
CONDITION AFTER DISCHARGE
Hip replacement surgery is a major operative procedure and due care of Mr. Ken was taken by the medical staff. Medicines were administered strictly as prescribed and the condition was monitored. Mr. Ken was also provided with the facilities of orthopedic rehabilitation for a speedy recovery and was monitored for any complications. After a few days, My Ken started walking with slight assistance and returned on December 18th, 2018 with detailed instructions on medicines and exercises. We, at MediGence, thanks to Dr. Lee and Mount Elizabeth Orchard hospital for performing surgery with great ease and precision and wish Mr. Ken a speedy recovery.