150-kg man undergoes knees replacement successfully
The patient was operated upon with a new stitch-less replacement technique
Mohali: A 65-year-man weighing around 150-kg and with morbid condition has undergone both knees replacement successfully at Ivy Hospital, Mohali recently. Due to his abnormal weight, the patient was house bound and in a lot of pain.
Dr Bhanu Pratap Singh, head of orthopaedics & joint replacement who performed the surgery said that the patient was suffering from arthritis from the last 10-yr, which was progressively increasing due to his morbid obesity and severe disease.
He was operated upon with a new stitch-less replacement technique and after a few hours of surgery he was back on his feet, said Dr Bhanu. He was discharged from Ivy after 5th day of surgery.
Dr Bhanu further informed that the stitch-less knee replacement technique is getting popular nowadays as more and more patients with bad knees are opting for this new technique.