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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-13

Overzealous prayer house as a new cause of irreparable limb damage: A case report and review of the literature

Department of Surgery, Visiting Consultant Surgeon, First Choice Specialist Hospital, Nkpor, Anambra State; Department of Surgery, Consultant Surgeon and Lecturer, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria

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Thaddeus Chika Agu
First Choice Specialist Hospital, Nkpor, Anambra State, Imo State University, Owerri
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1595-1103.182480

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Prayer houses that profess miracles and healing through prayers and vigils abound in our clime, but this case report of irreparable limb damage due to an unprofessional medical intervention by a prayer warrior is new and worrisome. This case is an advanced acute compartment syndrome of both legs which was caused by a prayer warrior who, supposedly, had the inspiration to apply tight splints on the legs of a girl with cerebral palsy so that she could walk.

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