• Saturday, December 09, 2023
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Lagoon Hospital achieves first in West Africa


A team of surgeons from Lagoon Hospital have performed the first surgery involving metallic replacement of the whole arm bone (humerus), shoulder and elbow joints on a patient thus becoming the first hospital in Nigeria and West Africa to record this successful medical procedure.

The team of surgeons was led by Segun Abudu, a renowned consultant orthopedic surgeon at the Royal Orthopedic Hospital Birmingham UK, seconded to Lagoon Hospitals since 2011.

Speaking on this historic achievement, chief operating officer of the hospital, Naseem Mohammed, said, “Lagoon Hospitals have the facilities to perform all forms of surgical procedures including hip and knee replacements, keyhole surgery for the knee (arthroscopy) bone replacements with modern options correction of deformities using techniques that are only possible at very few specialised hospitals in the United Kingdom and USA”.