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Jama Abdi Farah is a 53-year-old male from Garowe, Puntland, Africa. A driver by profession, he has spent long hours driving a car for most of his adult life. While driving, he often experienced pain in his knees, back and wrists. Assuming it was part and parcel of his profession, he would take a short break, stretch and sip a tea and continue driving. Mr.Farah, a driver by profession used to experience pains in his knees, back and wrists my-healthconnect, recently tied up with Arafat Hospital at Garowe (a new hospital opened in July 2018). We also flew in a …

Arthritis and its causes

Arthritis and its causes, Osteoarthritis, Knee Pain, Back Pain

my-healthconnect as a platform helps patients connect to specialist doctors in India for an online medical opinion. One of the most common medical problems that we find in the 60+ age category is Arthritis and, the typical questions that haunt the patient or the caretaker are: What is arthritis? What causes arthritis? How did my mother get it? Why is she not able to walk properly? What should I do next? If we were to articulate arthritis in layman terms, it is the wear and tear of the joints. In much the same way as the parts of a machine …

Patient requiring High Tibial Osteotomy gets connected to orthopedic specialist in India

High Tibial Osteotomy, Bilateral Posterior Condyle Deformity, Orthopedic Surgeon in India

Mr.Omar Mohamoud Omaar alias Dr.Huduyfe is a General Physician in Garowe, Somalia. He has been suffering from a disorder – Bilateral posterior condyle deformity – where the joints around his knees are abnormally formed. Due to this abnormal bone growth, he experiences pain in his knees. Over time, this had led to osteophytes developing in his joints too. Mr.Omaar is suffering from Bilateral Posterior Condyle deformity – where the joints around his knees are abnormally formed He has visited multiple doctors in Somalia and has been advised to consult orthopedic specialists in India for his treatment. He knows he has to visit …

L5-S1 Discectomy Patient from Raichur, Karnataka gets the right surgeon for treatment

Pin in the back, L5-S1 Discectomy

Smt.Rajani, a 40 year old homemaker in the town of Raichur in North Karnataka, had severe pain in the back for many months. Her pain was shooting from her lower back down to her legs. Luckily, she had a doctor in the family. Her brother-in-law, Dr.Vijay Bhaskar Chilukuri, being a leading physiotherapist, suggested physiotherapy exercises which she could do under his supervision. Yet, her pain did not subside. Her pain was shooting from her lower back down to her legs After 6 months, Dr.Bhaskar recommended Smt.Rajani to do an MRI of the spine to understand the problem. The MRI revealed …

Trauma patient gets online medical opinion and avoids unnecessary medical travel

Trauma Injury Patient, Medical Opinion, Surgery for fractures

Sometimes an online medical opinion can help you and even prevent the unnecessary medical travel. In an unfortunate accident, Smt.Munni Devi 62 from Jharkhand was hit by a vehicle and suffered multiple fractures in her thighs, legs and wrists (multiple trauma injuries). Thankfully, she was saved from major injuries to her internal organs but she had to undergo immediate surgery for fractures. This involved fixing plates in nails in various fractured parts and reuniting of the bone. Smt.Munni Devi was hit by a vehicle and suffered multiple fractures in her thighs, legs and wrists While the hospital said that surgery …

Arthritis treatment in Kenya

After our now-regular OPD at Bosaso in May 2018, we ventured with our specialist Rheumatologist over to Nairobi.  For our debut OPD initiative, my-healthconnect had reached out to Andalus Hospital, East Leigh, Nairobi. my-healthconnect had reached out to Andalus Hospital, Nairobi During the 1 week camp, around fifty patients presenting with back pain, knee pain and other joint pains were lined up for a consultation with our specialist.  The diagnoses varied from an isolated incident of a long time fractured toe to a more complicated lumbar canal stenosis and the very common arthritis of the knee joint.   Patients ranged …

Bullet Injury patient gets a new lease of life

Bullet Injury Treatment, Orthopedic Surgeons in India, Cost effective treatment

In the 1980s, Mr.Yaseen Ahmed’s father was injured by a bullet in his leg. At that time, healthcare support for Somalia was not very accessible.  It is unbelievable, but true, that he had to wait 4 years with the bullet embedded in his leg before he was able to meet a surgeon who was part of a mission effort by external agencies. While the surgeon removed the bullet successfully, due to the quality of surgery, our patient was still left with shrapnel in his leg, which he was unaware of. He had to wait 4 years with the bullet embedded …

Quality Diagnosis = Surgery averted

Quality Medical Opinion, Second Opinion

my-healthconnect has been connecting patients and doctors for over two years now.  In our mission to make these connections and bring better healthcare to those who seek it, we have often reiterated the need to get a quality second opinion and have seen, as in the case outlined below, that two heads are, in fact, better than one. We have often reiterated the need to get a quality second opinion and have seen, as in the case outlined below, that two heads are, in fact, better than one. Recently, we were approached by a patient from Kolkata – a 65-year-old …

Water intake = 40ml times your body weight

The human body is a complex machine made up of a number of interconnected organs and organ systems.  The organs are internally often soft, flexible and extremely sensitive.  In such a situation, even a miniature irritant, and the process of its removal can cause extreme pain.  One such irritant is the extremely small, and very painful, kidney stone. While the exact cause of their formation is not established, some of the known reasons are hard water (above 300 PPM) or a history of kidney stones in the family. Kidney stones are hard deposits of minerals and salts that form inside …

Finding Healthcare Solutions in Technology and Connection (Online Medical Opinion)

Online Medical Opinion, Specialist Surgeons in India

What if you were suffering from the common flu and did not have access to common medication like Paracetamol? Would your experience of sickness be drastically changed? Would a stomach infection not seem insurmountable without a basic antibiotic? There are thousands of people in Somalia who suffer from more serious illnesses and endure long standing pain and discomfort. All this only because the required diagnosis and follow-up treatment is not available to them in their towns or cities. Sometimes, Somalians travel all the way to India or Turkey seeking treatment. Often, they find themselves in foreign lands without any support …

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