Medicover Hospital, Nizamabad gives a New Lease of Life to a 56-Year-old with Total Knee Replacement Surgery
Nizamabad, May 26, 2017: In her late 50s, Laxmi was confined to her room. Barely able to walk after being afflicted by Arthritis from the past few years, and slowly she saw her life coming to a crippling halt. She had severe osteoarthritis in the left and moderate arthritis in the right knee. Arthritis of both knees secondary to Rheumatoid arthritis. However, with a strong will, she never gave up and braved her condition. As the saying goes ‘God helps those, who help themselves’, Laxmi found a new lease of life at Medicover Hospital, Nizamabad recently.Primary surgeon Dr. Amar who was supported by Dr. Sunil Apsingi Sr.Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon who visits the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month performed total knee replacement surgery on her left knee and now she is not only able to walk, but also taking physiotherapy for a complete recovery.
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“Despite many advances in medical treatment, if Arthritis affects a person, severe joint damage may happen in spite of medications. Often such patients have to undergo replacement surgery of joints for pain relief and to regain normal functional life,” said Dr. Amar, Consultant Orthopedics, Medicover Hospital Nizamabad.
“For Mrs. Laxmi, the pain was traumatic as she developed painful and stiff joints, despite regular medication. The disease progressed with time, slowly affecting both the knees. Gradually, her knees developed deformities, became very stiff and remained painful even at rest. She was given the option of knee replacement surgery as a last resort to restore movements, relieve pain and improve walking,” he added.
Generally, patients from Nizamabad visit Hyderabad for a surgery like this. These days, With the specialized care available at Medicover, patients are given state-of-the-art treatment and they need not go out of town for the surgery.
Dr. Sadanand Reddy, Managing Director, Medicover Hospitals, and Mrs. Geetha, Head Administration were also present at the press meet.