The success of critical knee replacement surgery done by Dr. Qaedjohar Dhariwal The knee and hip replacement surgeon.
The Patient Laxmi Patil come to Mr.Dhariwal with severe pain in right knee and difficulty in walking.
She could barely take a few steps and even be going to the bathroom had come difficult On examination and investigation (x-ray) she was diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis of the right knee along with a stress fracture of the proximal tibia (shin bone).
This stress fractured was the result of arthritis and age-related severe osteoporosis.
Mr.Dhariwal did a knee replacement for her at Inamdar Hospital with an attached extension rod to the tibial component to fix the fracture
this is the standard way to treat a patient with this problem the surgery went well .the patient started walking and putting weight on the ledge after six week
Recovery was good till 3 months when the patient started experiencing severe pain in the right leg pain again on taking the X-ray it was found that her tibia had fractured at the tip of the road
this was the disaster for the patient as she now had fractures of her tibia in 2 places
this was a very challenging problem for the surgeon as well the surgery was extremely challenging as by now the patient is already week bones are even more osteoporotic there was a constant fear of breaking the bone further.
But with meticulous efforts, the surgeon successfully fix both the fracture and did additional bone grafting to promote healing.
Now the patient is free of pain and recovering well.
Dr. Qaedjohar Dhariwal is an expert Orthopaedic Surgeon in Pune specializing in joint replacement surgery, knee & hip replacement. massive experience as an orthopedic surgeon.