|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Feb 25: Knee replacement surgery of a 69 years old patient female patient suffering from severe Arthritis of the knee was performed with latest and advance techniques in Govt. Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu. The patient was suffering from severe Arthritis since 10 years and underwent different modes of treatment in various hospitals.
Assessing the Severity of Arthritis and pain she was advised total knee replacement. Her surgery was conducted by with advanced techniques and latest guidelines by Dr. Kanav Padha (Consultant Orthopedics and joint replacement surgeon) of the Gandhi Nagar hospital, and his team.
The doctor while briefing told that, no Tourniquet was used during the surgery as its use may cause post operative thigh pain. Patient was given advanced Anesthesia during the surgery to reduce the blood loss and post operative infection risk. No skin sutures or staplers were applied during the surgery on the skin as their use can increase the risk of post operative infections and their removal is very painful, which adds to the patient discomfort.
The surgery was done with the active support of Medical Superintendent of Hospital Dr. Chander Parkash. He told that this all is possible due to the initiatives taken by the Govt, especially Financial Commissioner Health & Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo, and Directorate of Health Services, Jammu for providing the necessary support in improving the health care facility in Govt, hospitals.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Kanav Padha and Dr. Deepak Tickoo, Orthopaedics Surgeons, the Hypotensive Anesthesia was given by Dr. Sangeeta & her team. OT support was provided by Rakesh Bakshi, Sudesh and Gulzari Lal. Patient was made to walk on next day of surgery with active support of Physiotherapist of the Hospital and was discharged satisfactorily.