In a first, city-based corporate hospital completes knee implant surgery on 125-kg patient
Visakhapatnam: Claimed to be the first time in Andhra Pradesh, a city-based corporate hospital has successfully undertaken total knee implant surgery on a 57-year-old patient weighing 125 kgs. Called Attune Knee, it’s a knee joint replacement procedure. The prosthesis was implanted in both knees of the patient in Seven Hills Hospital.
Explaining the procedure, Dr Sushant Kumar Mallik, consultant joint replacement surgeon, said the patient Ch Sanjeev Reddy from Visakhapatnam was suffering from severe degenerative arthritis of both knee joints and was unable to walk since the last five years. “His X-rays revealed badly damaged condition of both knees and reduction in joint space in both knee joints. After necessary investigations, the patient underwent total knee replacement in both knees 10 days ago during an operation that lasted for four hours. The patient is stable and is walking normally post surgery.”
“The patient underwent bilateral total knee replacement in a single sitting with Attune knee replacement implant. The surgery was done for the very first time in AP. The surgery team was headed by Dr SK Mallick, the joint replacement surgeon at our hospital with anaesthesia support from Dr V Kuchelababu and team,” said Dr M Dinakar, medical superintendent of Seven Hills Hospital, Visakhapatnam.