By Health In Five Writer
A team headed by Dr. Dhananjay Parab, Knee and Joint Replacement Surgeon at Zynova Shalby Hospital, Mumbai, successfully performed knee replacement surgery on a 78yr old woman suffering from severe osteoarthritis of both knees with ‘neglected club foot’. After undergoing the surgery, the women can stand on her feet again, and has resumed her daily routine now.
The patient was diagnosed with Club Foot but was not well managed. For the past 3-4 years she experienced sudden onset knee pain. Slowly, she found it difficult to carry on with her daily activities. As advised by a local doctor, the woman underwent X-rays of both legs. On medical examination, the doctor said that there is wear and tear in both knees. As the pain became unbearable, the family brought her to Zanova Shalby Hospital for treatment.
Dr. Dhananjay Parab, Knee Replacement Surgeon, Zynova Shalby Hospital, Mumbai said, “The woman could not walk due to severe pain and deformity in both her knees. In the medical report, it has been seen that the knee of the left leg of this woman has been damaged. In such a situation knee replacement surgery was the only option. In this regard, the surgery was performed with the permission of the family. The woman was able to stand on her feet again just hours after the surgery. Two days after the surgery, the woman was discharged.”
Dr. Parab added, “The woman was born with club foot, however it was not treated well, leading to a deformed foot. In such a situation, the problem of arthritis arises in the future. She had knee problems comparatively early due to club foot. Apart from this, the woman was suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure. Under such conditions, doing knee replacement surgery was a challenge. Yet, In this scenario doctors performed a successful knee replacement surgery”.
“For the last 3-4 years I was suffering from knee pain. Even simple day-to-day tasks such as walking, sitting, sleeping or standing up were difficult for me. I thought I will never be able to stand on my feet again. But, the doctors assured me that after this surgery, the pain would reduce permanently. I thank the doctor for helping me to move freely again”, said the patient.