Post severe Covid, don’t ignore hip pain, disturbed walking: Experts
On encountering sustained pain in the hip region and ‘disturbed walking’ after recovering from severe Covid, one should consult an orthopaedic, said experts at the conference on fractures ‘spotlight’ organised on Sunday by Healthcity Hospital.
“Steroid is commonly used among severe Covid patients admitted to hospital and is its impact on blood supply to hip bone. Difficulty in walking and continuous pain are among early symptoms,” said Dr Kashyap Ardeshana from Gujarat.
“At a later stage, replacement surgery is the final answer. However, if attended to at an early stage, the damage to head of the bone can be controlled,” said Dr Sandeep Kapoor, director Healthcity Hospital and founder Arthritis Foundation of Lucknow.
Dr Sandeep Garg delivered a lecture, ‘Tips and tricks in proximal femoral fracture’ while Dr Sandeep Kapoor spoke on ‘training, teamwork and learning to lead’ where he shared tips on how to handle different situations.
“At least one or two cases of post Covid hip area pain were, regularly coming to OPD. During pre-pandemic, these cases would come once in six months. Most of them were admitted to hospital for Covid treatment during the second wave and many of them were treated in the ICU,” said Dr Ardeshana and Dr Kapoor.
Dr Sandeep Garg spoke of the role on implants. “About 90% fractures get successful reunion but, in some cases, implants are required. Implants support ensures the fracture fixation is straight or in line with the bone’s original structure and the healing is quicker. Now, even implant plates are available in accordance with different bone shapes,” he said.
Chandigarh Chandigarh administrator Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for a synthetic running track at Sukhna Lake. UT adviser Dharam Pal, said, “The Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee had earlier given its go-ahead for the proposal. Next, the detailed plan and cost estimates will be prepared; and then, tenders will be floated for the project.” A UT official said the proposed track is part of the administration's efforts to give Sukhna Lake a major facelift.
The National Highway Authority of India has approved two over-bridges, which are likely to reduce travel time between Kalka and Zirakpur and alleviate traffic jams on the stretch by next year. NHAI has already floated tenders for the 60-m wide over-bridges, which will be constructed at a cost of ₹50 crore. It has invited bids for the “construction and site improvement of the four-lane national highway (NH-22) on the Zirakpur-Parwanoo junction.”
Fifteen students had a narrow escape after their school bus skidded into a waterlogged open drain in Daulat Singhwala village in Phabat area of Zirakpur. The bus, which was ferrying students of Blue Bird High School, Sector 16, Panchkula, was making way for another school bus when it skidded into the overflowing drain. The bus tilted in the drain, but passersby and parents were able to rescue the children through the driver's window.
Tricity residents woke up to heavy rainfall for the second time this month on Wednesday. Three people went missing after a taxi, shuttling two commuters, was swept away in a flashflood in the Patiala-Ki-Rao rivulet as the driver attempted to cross the causeway in Tanda Village near Nayagaon. The owner of the vehicle, Rakesh Kumar told the police that Gaurav had called him saying two people, travelling to Baddi, had booked his cab.
Chandigarh received 97mm rainfall between 6am and 8.30am, the heaviest rain in July since 2017, as per the India Meteorological Department. It received another 0.9mm of rainfall during the day. The maximum precipitation till 8.30am was recorded at the Sector 39 observatory (97mm), 49.2mm rain was recorded at the airport observatory, 77.5mm rain in Panchkula and 74.5 mm rain in Mohali.