Training in Unicondylar knee replacement held for docs

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 9 September 2018

25 senior orthopaedic surgeons and practitioners from all over Maharashtra participated in the session.

Pune: With the aim of spreading awareness regarding latest medical advancements for arthritis and to create mindfulness amongst doctors to opt for partial knee replacement over total knee replacement, a city hospital started first of its kind training in Unicondylar knee replacement, also known as partial knee replacement surgery, for senior orthopaedic surgeons. 

The one-day session took place at ONP Tulip Hospital under the guidance of Phil Hirst, President, European Knee Association, England, and Dr Pavan Kohli, leading orthopaedic surgeon from the city.25 senior orthopaedic surgeons and practitioners from all over Maharashtra participated in the 
session. 

While talking about the benefits of partial knee replacement surgery, Dr Kohli highlighted that the only motto to start these training sessions is to develop cognisance towards the surgery.
“The benefits range from being 25 to 30 per cent cheaper to total knee replacement, small incision, faster rehab, regaining natural range of movement. Patients get one-day discharge, mobilisation and walking within hours of surgery and the replaced joint is expected to last close to 20 years,” informed Kohli.

Explaining further, Dr Phil Hirst added that all important ligaments inside the knee along with their nerve supply is preserved making it nature friendly, just a thumb long incision and complete pain relief with major step towards positive self dependent life in all elderly. 

Dr Pavan Kohli reiterated that it is a simple, nature friendly and nature conserving surgery.

“Why complicate matters with larger implants, bigger surgeries, and over hyped and complex machinery,” said Kohli.

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