by The Welthi Bureau
Renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon Recommends Partial Knee Replacement as Weekend Surgery, ensuring more natural movement of knee joint .
Thursday, August 17, 2017: Increasing patient awareness about various joint pain relief alternatives and demand for minimally invasive surgeries, has led to the rise of partial knee replacement surgeries in India. Dr. Neelam V Ramana Reddy, Orthopedics Specialist at Star Hospitals, Hyderabad, and one of the leading orthopedic surgeons in the country, strongly recommends partial knee replacement as a bone-conserving joint replacement surgery, for patients suffering from early osteoarthritis/ unicompartmental osteoarthritis, where only one of the knee compartments is affected.
According to Dr. Ramana Reddy, the key benefits for patients from partial knee replacement are:
Preservation of all ligaments as none of the ligaments of the knee joint are released during surgery
More natural movement of knee joint than a total knee replacement surgery
Natural movement enables patients to kneel, squat or sit cross-legged, which are difficult to achieve with total knee replacement
Done “WEEKEND Surgery”, where patient gets admitted on Saturday morning, undergoes surgery on same day and is discharged on Sunday evening. This also allows patients to be able to walk within 6 hours of undergoing surgery.
Minimal invasion and pain for patients, also ensuring faster rehabilitation
However, Dr. Ramana Reddy cautions that there are many factors to consider while choosing the right treatment for knee arthritis, such as age, bone density, and shape of the knee joint of the patient.
Dr. Phil Hirst, a leading orthopedic surgeon from Manchester, United Kingdom, and one of the pioneers in the advancement of partial knee replacement surgery, recently visited Star Hospital to engage in a knowledge sharing session with Dr. Ramana Reddy on this issue. He elaborated on some of the technical improvements that have been made in products for partial knee replacement, such as the following:
Fixed bearing knee technology that prevents motion in multiple directions or spin-off, which is seen in the case of mobile- bearing technology. This helps in reducing wear rate and increasing life of implant.
Additional patellofemoral joint that can reduce patellar pain during movement
Option to replace both medial and lateral compartments of the knee, as opposed to some products that only address osteoarthritis in the medial compartment
Highly polished Cobalt Chrome material which provides optimal bearing material and reduces wear
Therefore, depending upon the degree of arthritic damage, partial knee replacement proves to be a more suitable option for patients seeking more natural knee movement, bone preservation, faster recovery and better pain relief.
About Dr. Neelam Ramana Reddy:
Dr. Neelam V. Ramana Reddy has been a specialist in Orthopedics with more than 15 years of extensive experience. He has worked not only in India, but also in UK, where he adopted the latest technology and advancements in Orthopedics. He is today one of the leading Joint Replacement surgeons in the Twin Cities. He has special interest in Minimal Invasive Knee Replacement (Total and Partial Knee Replacement) and Revision Joint Replacements.
About Dr. Phil Hirst :
Dr. Phil Hirst is Consultant Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon at the Manchester Royal Infirmary Hospital, United Kingdom. He is also an honorary lecturer in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Manchester. He holds an MBBS, FRCS and Diploma in Biomechanics (Strathclyde). He is a member of learned societies in the United Kingdom such as the british Orthopedic Association, British and European Shoulder and Elbow Society, and British Association of Surgery of the Knee.
About Star Hospitals:
The strength of STAR Hospitals is the dedicated, committed and sincere multi-disciplinary team of medical, paramedical, non-medical personnel and administrators, committed towards providing the highest quality acute care in an environment where innovation, teaching and research continue to meet the needs of patients. Expertise, Excellence and Empathy explains our success and commitment towards the wellbeing of our patients.
Our continued effort is focused on:
Patient safety and quality treatment.
Effective care based on best medical practice and continued research.
Comprehensive diagnosis and coordinated treatment reducing critical delays.
Providing a welcoming and relaxing environment to our patients.
Setting of goals at each level and tracking the progress and effectiveness
Collaborative team work leading to success.
Continuous research and learning environment.
For further details, please contact: Dr.Neelam Ramana Reddy: 98491 69596 , L. Narendaer : 9849020296
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