Nasarawa State Governor , Umaru Tanko Al Makura recently travelled overseas on medical grounds. Newsdiaryonline.com learnt that the governor went for hip replacement surgery in an undisclosed country.
When contacted, a senior aide to the governor confirmed to Newsdiaryonline.com that indeed he went for hip replacement surgery. He added that “it is a problem the governor has been battling with for about ten years now.”
Al Makura’s aide who confirmed the surgery however claimed that his medical trip was successful as the governor’s hip has been replaced and he is back in the country now .He added that the governor is just trying to recuperate but he has returned for about a week after the surgery .
An overview of ‘Hip Replacement Surgery’ by bonesmart.org says, “Hip replacement surgery involves replacing components of the hip joint with a synthetic implant, to repair the damaged bearing surfaces that are causing pain. In a total hip replacement both the thigh bone (femur) and the socket are replaced with synthetic implant materials.”
It adds that ,“The design of the implant offers you renewed stability and function. Hip replacement can relieve pain, help your hip joint work better, and restore normal walking and other movements. Hip replacement surgery has a very high success rate, and can offer an incredible quality of life improvement to some patients. Your doctor may recommend it if you have hip damage and pain that physical therapy, medicines, and exercise don’t help.
The overview also said “Hip replacement surgery is performed over 300,000 times each year in the U.S. to repair severe hip damage. In a hip replacement, the surgeon removes degenerate cartilage and bone from the hip joint and replaces them with prosthetics. This surgery is used to accomplish long-term pain relief and increased mobility. Hip replacement can relieve pain, help your hip joint work better, and restore normal walking and other movements. Your doctor may recommend it if you have hip damage and pain that physical therapy, medicines and exercise don’t help.
This revelation about AlMakura’s medical trip comes in amidst a growing list of governors suffering varying kinds of woes of late.Taraba State is still on admission in a German Hospital after a plane crash.Kaduna State Governor Patrick Yakowa died in a helicopter crash.Governors Liyel Imoke (Cross River)and Sullivan Chime(Enugu State) have been on medical trips abroad.Kogi State Governor Idris Wada had an accident during which his leg was fractured.His ADC died in the crash.The governor is still recuperating from a surgery in Abuja.