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In what holds hope for several patients undergoing surgeries using metal implants, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, has performed a spine surgery on a six-year-old Tanzanian girl, Maureen Richard Shirima, using bioresorbable screws. Unlike the existing practice where metal alloy implants are used to join fractures, the new method uses bio-resorbable screws which will be broken down within the body. The patient need not undergo another surgery for the removal of bioresorbable parts. A patient, who got operated using bio-resorbable screws, would recover within three months, while a patient who undergoes the same surgery the conventional way would take double that time.
Born in the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam, Shirima had been suffering from back pain since she was three-years-old. "I used to feel pain when I was playing. Now I am fine," said Shirima, a Class II student two.
Shirima's father, Richard, is familar with India as he did his graduation in computer science between 1997-2001 in Mysore. Every year, nearly 500 patients from Tanzania visit hospitals in the country.