A Brilliant Nigeria Doctor, Bolarinwa Akinola, who works as a Consultant at Cedacrest Hospital, South West Nigeria, has successfully corrected the bow legs of a lady after a successful surgery.
Bolarinwa Akinola studied MBBS at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria before proceeding to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine of the University of London UK for a Masters Degree in Public Health.
He gathered a lot experiences both in Nigeria and United Kingdom (UK), especially with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) where he worked as Specialty Registrar and Senior Specialty Registrar, Trauma & Orthopaedics. Upon returning to Nigeria in 2017, Dr. Bolarinwa Akinola became a Consultant in Orthopedics, Trauma and Limb reconstruction.
Taking to his LinkedIn profile, Dr. Bolarinwa explained how he came across a lady identified as Beauty, with bow legs she does not feel happy with the way she looks.
Explaining her situation, he said: “I first met Beauty in September 2020. She wasn’t feeling very beautiful, by her own admission. She didn’t like the way she looked. And even more pertinent, she was starting to have pain.
Explaining the main cause of bow legs and why people should pay a lot of attention to it, he explained that Blount’s disease – a condition found in children that affects the growth plates around the knee.
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, the disease causes the growth plate near the inside of the knee to either slow down or stop making new bone. Meanwhile, the growth plate near the outside of the knee continues to grow normally. The result is a bowlegged appearance in one or both legs.
Dr. Bolarinwa further explained that the disease poses a high risk factor in Africa. “In fact being African is a risk factor,” he emphasized.
Sharing the images of Beauty, he expressed joy and satisfaction to see her smile as she is now proud of her new look.
“Restoring the joint line, which is often ignored, is a very important step in correcting the deformity. Not only should we make the leg look straight, we must endeavour to make the joint line look right too. Of course it’s not always easy. Today, Beauty feels beautiful again,” he said.