HealthCity, Langol, 30th Sept., 2017: After having successfully performed the 1st Knee Replacement Surgery in the state in June 2012 with expertise from outside the state, Department of Orthopaedics, Shija Hospitals and Research Institute performed 2 Knee replacement surgeries for the first time in any private hospital in the state by its in-house Orthopaedics surgeons on 22nd September, 2017. The joint replacement surgeries were performed by the team led by Dr. Iboyaima Ph, Consultant Orthopaedic, Spine and Joint Replacement surgeon and Dr. Ibobi L., Senior Consultant Orthopaedic, Spine and Arthroscopic Surgeon, Shija Hospitals. With the successful joint replacement surgeries, the facility will be available at Shija Hospitals round the year and will be performed by our in-house surgeons.
The knee replacements surgeries were performed on two female patients aged 63 Years and 62 Years from Imphal West District. The patients came with the complaint of severe pain in the knees and later they were diagnosed with Osteoarthritis knee. Osteoarthritis is a type of joint disease that results from the breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. The most common symptoms are joint pain and stiffness. The patients have suffered pain and difficulty in walking for many years.
The 62 years old patient had earlier undergone proximal tibial osteotomy with pinning surgery at some other centre with no significant pain relief to the patient. For both the patient contralateral (other side) knee are also involved upto a lesser degree. The problems in the other knee will be much better because of the operated knee.
Department of Orthopaedic, Shija Hospitals is today well equipped with MRI (to be commissioned shortly), 16 slice CT Scan, CR X-Ray, C-Arm and other necessary diagnostic tools. The department has 2 full time consultants with facilities for 24X7 emergency service, arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement surgery, spine surgery, trauma surgery and any orthopaedic related surgical intervention facility. The department is now equipped with relevant expertise and facility for all knee related orthopaedic problem.
A free screening camp for joint replacement will be held on 7th October, 2017, Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Department of Orthopaedics, Shija Hospitals and Research Institute. Free OPD consultation will be available during the screening camp. Patients with symptoms of joint pain and stiffness may avail the facility.