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Pune doctors bring smile back on three-yr-old’s face

DNPUN66358 | 2/9/2014 | Author : Pratiksha Zunke | WC :210

Girl from MP undergoes risky operation for a rare bone disorder

Pune: In a rare case of osteogenesis imperfecta, a congenital bone disorder, doctors at the Hardikar Hospital successfully operated upon a 3-year-old girl for severe deformity and bowing of left thigh bone. The operation involved risk as the patient’s bones were extremely brittle which increased the chances of causing multiple fractures during surgery.
The girl Rimjhim Mishra, who hails from Madhya Pradesh, had the disorder since birth. She developed a fracture in her thigh bone and was in the plaster for several months. “We consulted several doctors in Indore, as Rimjhim was not able to stand and walk even after the removal of plaster. Then we decided to consult a specialist,” said Chandrakant Mishra, Rimjhim’s father.
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