More elderly opt for knee replacement at an older age

Dr Mudit Khanna, an orthopaedic surgeon, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central, shares his insights about how the elderly's are opting to undergo knee replacement surgeries during the old age, and how to maintain it

More elderly opt for knee replacement at an older ageWith the advancing age, the incidence of health problems also increases. In India, apart from vision-related conditions, diabetes, hypertension, and degenerative joint conditions may be common in the elderly. The community-based studies have reported that there is approximately 44% prevalence of arthritis in the elderly, with pain, stiffness, and inability to walk comfortably being the […]

Before considering knee surgery, reading this might be of help

Money is wasted on people who shouldn't have knee replacements and, many patients end up worse following surgery. Far too many need a second operation to fix problems that were caused by the original replacement, such as stiffness and instability of the knee – often due to surgery that should not have taken place

Before considering knee surgery, reading this might be of helpMore than sixty thousand Canadians per year and climbing get knee replacement surgery. A U.S study published last week in the British Medical Journal finds that a good number of patients south of the border may be getting new knees before they need them. The study by researchers in the U.S. and the Netherlands looked […]

NPPA’s move on fixing price of knee implants lauded by experts

The cap on ceiling prices of orthopaedic knee implants for knee replacement surgery means that all manufacturers will have to comply and implement the ceiling prices for the knee replacement as well the revision surgery, a move welcomed by doctors across the country

NPPA’s move on fixing price of knee implants lauded by expertsWith the government introducing a new move to make healthcare affordable and maintaining transparency in the cost of the medical equipment and implants by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) was welcomed by doctors across the country. The much appreciated move was announced by NPPA in regards to putting a cap on the ceiling prices […]

NPPA fixes the ceiling prices of knee implants

After the impending debate about the fixing of prices for the knee replacement surgery, the NPPA on Wednesday has announced capping of ceiling prices of orthopaedic knee implants for knee replacement surgery to maintain transparency

NPPA fixes the ceiling prices of knee implants  In order to make healthcare affordable and maintain transparency in the cost of the medical equipment and implants, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on Wednesday announced capping on ceiling prices of orthopaedic knee implants for knee replacement surgery. As per the notification, the primary knee replacement system will cost between Rs 4,090 to Rs 38, […]

Pune man undergoes India’s first ever robotic assisted total knee replacement surgery

This robotic technique has helped achieving precision in surgery, preserving natural knee structure of bone, rapid recovery and minimal invasion, compared to conventional method of knee replacement, claimed the doctors

Pune man undergoes India’s first ever robotic assisted total knee replacement surgeryOn Monday, a surgery was performed on a 66-year-old Pimpri based resident, at Lokmanya Hospital, Pune. He was suffering from terminal stage arthritis since past the ten years and wasn’t able to walk since the last six months. Dr Narendra Vaidya, Managing Director and Chief Joint Replacement Surgeon, who led the team said, “This method […]