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February 2015 - Case History - Namuddu Robinah
Robinah is a 10 year old girl who was admitted to ACHERU with a painful swollen left leg. She was born with this condition and as she grew, the symptoms got worse. After assessment at Acheru she was diagnosed with Streeter’s syndrome, sometimes referred to as constriction ring syndrome on her lower left limb. Following consultations with the surgeons at CoRSU it was decided that the only option was to amputate the limb.
Before treatment, and following amputation
Once Robinah’s wound was sufficiently healed, she was fitted with a prosthetic limb in order to make life a little easier. Harriet, our senior CBR worker carried out a home visit shortly after her rehabilitation at Acheru was complete. She reported that when she met Robinah she was in good health and had a pretty smile on her face. Her mother said that she had been doing significantly better than before her treatment. Now she can make the journey to school, attend every day and play with no pain!
Robinah, happy with her prosthetic limb
Robinah is so grateful for all that Acheru has done for her. She says “I am so happy to be walking with no pain and going back to school, I can play with my friends and I am performing well in class. I still face some challenges as some people stop me and ask about my leg or other kids stare at me at school, but my teachers always make sure that no one gives me trouble by speaking to them. This gives me a lot of confidence to know they are looking out for me. Despite that life is so much better and I am so happy. Thank you Acheru and its donors for all the love you have shown me.”

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