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Apollo Hospitals Perform Revolutionary Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement (Resurfacement) Surgery
Date:1/28/2013

HYDERABAD, India, January 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Apollo Health City today announced the performing of a revolutionary Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement (Resurface) Surgery (MIKRS) using OrthoGlide Medial Knee system. This surgery was successfully performed for the first time in Andhra Pradesh by a team of orthopedic surgeons led by Dr. Prabhat Lakkireddi, Consultant Keyhole and Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgeon. The team performed a bilateral (on both the knees) OrthoGlide knee surgery for the first time in India.  

The most common cause of knee pain is Arthritis where the joint lining called cartilage is damaged due to wear and tear causing inflammation and pain. In India, 50% of the general population develops arthritis during their lifetime and is the second largest ailment after diabetes.

OrthoGlide, a metallic, wedge-shaped device is a novel implant that replaces worn cartilage inside the knee. It offers patients a less invasive alternative to total knee replacement. This device is inserted into the knee through a 5 to 7 cm incision, which relieves pressure, restores proper joint alignment, redistribute the load more evenly and increases stability.

The surgery using OrthoGlide knee implant was performed on a 45-year-old lady with severe pain in both the knees for the past 3 years. The path breaking surgery took under an hour for each knee leaving all the joint bones naturally and virtually untouched with almost no blood loss, no bone loss and no cement. After the surgery, the patient had minimal pain and started walking the following day.

"This surgery promises a less expensive and easy path of regaining normal life style functions, it definitely offers a new ray of hope to active and young patients who are worried about major surgery and prolonged post-op rehabilitation to
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