Indian doctors have managed to save the life and limb of a 24-year-old
medical student from Uzbekistan who suffered from tumour bone malignancy at
multiple points between the knee and hip for four years.
According to sources, three surgeries had failed to check the spread of the
tumour and, when amputation was suggested by doctors in his home country, he
rushed to India seek medical help.
"This is a rare case of cancer in the right femur. When the patient
came to us, we found tumour was present at three points on the right femur bone
between the hip and knee," said Dr Rajeev K Sharma, senior consultant,
orthopaedics and joint replacement surgeon at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital.
The doctor added that a rare bone replacement surgery, from hip to the knee,
was conducted to save his limb. " To be able to get rid of the cancer
completely, we had removed the entire thigh bone from the right hip to the
right knee and reconstructed the same artificially," said Dr Sharma. The surgery
was done about two weeks ago.
Son of a physiotherapist in Qarshi, a city in southern Uzbekistan, Sobidjan
Juraev was diagnosed with tumour bone malignancy in the femur in March 2011.
"The pain has lessened now and I am more than glad to be returning
home," Juraev said.