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Video shows Nikhil Reddy walking without aid

Published Nov 30, 2016, 6:47 am IST
Updated Nov 30, 2016, 7:09 am IST
Nikhil Reddy
 Nikhil Reddy

Hyderabad: A video showing Nikhil Reddy, who underwent a surgery to increase his height, walking without the help of a walker has gone viral. He had told a committee of orthopaedic doctors, on November 19 that he was not able to take even a few steps and was in great pain. Mr Reddy’s father had filed a complaint before the Telangana State Medical Council against Dr Chandra Bhushan who had performed the surgery which left the techie unable to even walk seven months after the surgery. The council had earlier this month suspended the doctor. Mr Reddy said that he was able to walk due to the advice of his new doctors. But some orthopaedic surgeons doubted his claim.

A senior orthopaedic surgeon said, “He refused to walk when Dr Chandra Bhushan had initiated the physiotherapy programme two months ago. At that time there were continuous complaints that he couldn’t walk. This same situation existed 10 days ago. Now how can he take so many steps and that too without a walker?”

The committee of ortho-paedic specialists — Dr V.S. Reddy, Dr V.B.N. Prasad, Dr B. Babu and Dr Ravindrananth and medical superintendent of Global Hospitals, Dr Ananth Mohan Pai — was set up to monitor Mr Reddy's condition. The group of doctors examined him twice. During the second visit, the doctors told him to take only a few steps every two hours but with a walker so that the practice of walking can be initiated. He was told to sit for longer hours and carry out desktop work to ensure that there is proper initiation of lower back and leg muscles.

The video of his walking has angered some orthopaedic surgeons and other doctors. They say the patient was not co-operative and purposely delayed the process of walking till the council took action against Dr Bhushan.

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad


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