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Jaw bone reconstructed for 2 black fungus patients in Hyderabad

Nov 10 2021 Medicover HospitalsHyderabad

Jaw bone reconstructed for 2 black fungus patients in Hyderabad

Dental and maxillofacial surgeons at Medicover Hospitals, Madhapur, have successfully reconstructed the entire jaw bone of two patients who had lost their ability to speak due to black fungus or Mucormycosis after testing positive for Covid-19.

Both the patients had recovered from Covid-19 but later realised that they lost their ability to speak, chew and even move their jaw freely due to the fungal infection. Doctors said the infection among the two patients had spread to most of the jaw bone.

Due to their medical condition, surgeons led by senior prosthodontist and implantologist, Department of Dental and Maxillofacial, Medicare Hospitals, Dr C Sharath Babu took-up upper jaw resection surgery involving removal of cheek bones, palate, base of eye, soft tissue etc and later took-up reconstruction.- Telangana Today Know More