A Sudani soldier beats Hip Joint

June 3, 2022

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Mr. Keru Rainey Rainey, the father of Elizabeth Rainey, faced problems with his leg that was shot during a war. He was experiencing relentless pain in his left hip joint. The 6’8″ gentleman used to wear a 7cm high raised shoe which almost weighed as much as a brick wall. This made it all the more difficult for him to get his routine activities done with ease. He wanted to put an end to this.

One of Elizabeth’s friends in India, Mairo, referred us. Here, Dr. Dr Ashok S Gavaskar (Clinical lead, Orthopaedics, Head – Joint Replacement Services, Arthroplasty (Joint Replacement Surgery), Orthopaedics.) recommended that they had to go for a left hip replacement. But there were a couple of complications that lay ahead of them. There was a hip joint migration to the left side, and in addition to this, there was an old gunshot injury in his left thigh that resulted in his shortness of height.

The task was to relieve him from the pain he was facing on a daily basis and regain as much height as possible. Dr. Ashok informed that there was only a 50% chance of him regaining his height before they went ahead with the surgery. The surgery was successful. They brought his hip back to its location and corrected more than 50% of his shortness.

6 weeks later, he was a happy man with a pain-free hip, being able to walk independently after a decade.


Department Of Orthopaedics

Department Of Orthopaedics


Dr. Ashok S. Gavaskar

Dr. Ashok S. Gavaskar

MBBS, MS (Ortho), FRCS (Glasg), FACS

Clinical Lead - Orthopaedics, Head - Joint Replacement Services

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