Chennai, Tamil nadu (PRWEB) May 28, 2006
A sixty nine year old British lady has undergone a High flex Knee replacement surgery in India through a small incision at the Venkataeswara hospital in Chennai. This procedure is not routinely available in the UK NHS, says noted Orthopedic surgeon DR.A.K.Venkatachalam of http://www.kneeindia.com, who performed the operation. After 10 days stay in hospital,she recovered from Knee surgery to enjoy a holiday by the sea side at Mammallapuram. Many UK citizens are enamoured by World class affordable total knee replacement surgery in Chennai.
Undeterred by Osteo-arthritis, a retired school teacher from the north east England flew here to have a High flex Knee replacement. Her knees failed her rapidly over the last two months; she did not bother about inquiring for public treatment in the National Health Service (NHS). Private surgery in the UK was way beyond her budget.
She wanted private surgery in India as she had heard many good stories about Knee surgery in Chennai and checked it out with her GP. She located Dr.Venkatachalam, an orthopedic surgeon in Chennai who had performed the first high flex Knee replacement in Tamilnadu for a Muslim Doctor besides for other British patients. With aquickly serviced visa from the Indian High commission in Edinburgh and instant flight reservations arranged by the Taj Medical group she boarded the flight from Teeside airport with her husband, George.
Two days after her arrival, a small incision (Minimally invasive procedure) High Flex total knee replacement was done. Barely a week after surgery, she was able to walk with a frame, bend to touch the floor with her hands, get more than ninety degrees of bending. her knee surgery recovery was amazingly fast She discarded painkillers within a week. She spent 10 days in hospital. While she was recovering form surgery, her husband received Dental treatment and both got new glasses. (Comprehensive medical care at reasonable costs)
Talking about the total knee replacement surgery that he performed on Mrs MC, Dr.Venkatachalam says a minimally invasive surgery involved making a cut in the skin about 4- 5 inches long as opposed to 8 to 10 inches in a traditional Knee Joint replacement. Special instruments are used. However the same prosthesis is used. It is not reinventing the wheel but making the operation more patient friendly. A Minimally invasive knee replacement spares tissue dissection, reduces post-operative pain, avoids blood transfusion and accelerates recovery. A High flexion prostheses (available from one company Zimmer only) permits the patient to regain normal bending of 155 degrees.