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Successful Surgery for a Child with Congenital Foot Abnormality at King Faisal Hospital- Taif
16 November 2017
King Faisal Hospital- Taif, has successfully treated a 5-year-old child with congenital foot abnormality. She had been walking on the dorsum of foot instead of soles, with difficulty walking and severe limp. Doctors operated on the child to repair the congenital abnormality in her feet through the full repair of the soft tissues, as well as splinting her feet for 6 weeks. The surgery was successful and helped the patient to walk normally for the first time since her birth. It is one of the most difficult surgeries and usually is performed at the age of 6-9 months.
 
It is noteworthy that the hospital received more than 91,000 outpatients and conducted more than 5,000 surgeries during the last ten months.
 
On the other hand, through a qualitative shift to reach all segments of target audience, MOH has recently launched the first-of-its-kind maternity and children clinic in trade complexes - namely in Hayat Mall, Riyadh. This initiative is designed to activate community's engagement and collaboration with MOH, to make services available in public places, in addition to providing consultations and awareness-raising activities to outpatients.
 
The new clinic features triage checkups, early screening of diseases including breast cancer, colon cancer, osteoporosis and hypertension. The clinic also conducts clinical tests, refers cases for further follow-up to reference bodies, boosts having healthy and balanced food, motivates breastfeeding, raises women's awareness, provides consultations, ensures natural child growth, refers children to concerned bodies if needed, stresses the importance of balanced food for children based on their age groups, in addition to educating visitors on the vital role of exercising and health enhancement.
 
 
 



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