Faridabad: Fortis Escorts Hospital Faridabad conducted a Total Knee Replacement (Bilateral) surgery on a 86year old patient from Faridabad suffering from severe osteoarthritis and deformed knees to help her regain the mobility of her limbs to walk again. Dr. Ashok Dhar, Senior Consultant- Department of Orthopaedics, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Faridabad led the surgical team to bring the patient back from being confined to a wheel chair when her family members had given up hope of seeing herwalking ever again.
The patient, Raj Kumari Harnal a resident of Faridabad, was afflicted by severe osteoarthritis and consequently had deformed knees. The result was severe pain in both her knees and inability to even stand except occasionally with the support of walker. She was on a wheel chair and had been confined to it over the last three years.
Osteoarthritis also known as degenerative arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthrosis, is a type of joint disease that results from breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. Dr. Ashok Dhar,Senior Consultant, Orthopedics said, “The most prevailing form of arthritis in knees is osteoarthritis. With advancement in technologies and availability of safer and state-of-the-art treatment, more and more people are coming forward for Total Knee/Hip replacement to regain their mobility and lead a normal day-to-day life with low dependence on family members for day-to-day chores.”
“With the surgery we have performed the patient is now walking with the support of a walker and she will be able to walk with stick support over the next 4 to 6 weeks. This is a message for all those elderly people who have lost their mobility because of joint related problems that advanced treatment like computer assisted joint replacement people at this age can also opt for the replacement surgeries with 100% successful results,” he added further.
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