New Delhi, A rare knee condition – ‘hereditary multiple exostosis’ has been successfully treated with Total Knee Replacement at Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh. The 69-year-old patient was suffering from a rare knee condition, ‘hereditary multiple exostosis’, a condition in which multiple benign bone tumors called osteochondromas develop at the end of flat bones such as the hip and shoulder blade, osteochondromas cause immense pain in the joints, deformities and decrease mobility.
A team of doctors was led by Dr (Prof) Amite Pankaj Agarwal, Director– Orthopedics’ and Joint, Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, performed the surgery. On presentation patient Sudharshan Kumar Jain, was suffering from severe and debilitating pain in both his knee joints.
Multiple tumors had developed on his bones causing swelling and joint deformities. Although he had these swellings from childhood, he was experiencing immense pain in his knee joints over the past few years. He could barely walk a few meters and needed painkillers on routine basis and so had sought
treatment at many places but came to FHSB for surgery.
Dr Amite Pankaj Agarwal, Director & Unit Head – Orthopedics’ and Joint, Fortis Hospital, Shalimar
Bagh said, ‘Age-related degeneration of knees is a common problem leading to decreased mobility in
older age groups. To overcome this, an increasing number of people are opting for knee replacement.’
This is a technically challenging surgery that can sometimes become even more complicated when
the patient has an underlying condition such as ‘hereditary multiple exostosis’.
Article Source: https://www.centralchronicle.com/rare-knee-condition-treated-in-fortis/