Consultant and Teaching Hospital for the Lake and Western zones of the United Republic of Tanzania
Total hip and knee replacement surgeries were currently available only at Muhimbili Orthopedic Institute (MOI) and
now Bugando Medical Centre has launched Total hip and knee replacement surgeries this service is available at BMC and lake zone at large.
“On 6th July we screened more than 250 people, 20 patients needed immediately surgery, total hip and knee replacement was done in collaboration with Orthopedic Surgeons from MOI and BMC” said the Acting Director General of Bugando Medical Centre Dr. Fabian Massaga. In addition Dr. Massaga expressed his sincere gratitude to the Director of MOI for allowing his Surgeons to come to BMC for this exercise.
Dr. Billy Haunga, Orthopedic Surgeons from MOI said that,” many people who get the problem of hip and knee are aged people, patients with sickle cell and people who experienced accident”. He also congratulated the management of Bugando Medical Centre for launching this service of total hip and knee replacement as it will reduce the disturbance to the patients of travelling to Dar es Salaam and abroad.
Dr. Inyasi Lawrence Akaro, head of Orthopedic Department thanked the management of MOI and BMC and said that the service which was launched of total hip and knee replacement will be continuous.