Mrs Binita Patel at the age of 51 met Dr Santosh Shetty Joint Replacement Surgeon for her Knee Pain, as she was suffering for more than 8 years, during which the pain had progressed progressively and now since past few months was finding it difficult to walk or stand for long duration. Mrs Patel a resident of Bhayender, Thane was informed by her treating doctor that her Joint had completely worn out over the years and that she would be requiring surgery.
The word surgery raised a concern and the relatives started looking for a second opinion when they heard about Dr Santosh Shetty Mumbai’s Leading Joint Replacement Surgeon practicing in Surana Group of Hospitals, Mumbai.
My Mother was suffering for more than 8 years and was very reluctant and had her own inhibitions when it came to surgery, shared her daughter, but by the time consultation got over my mother was completely relaxed and showed her willingness to get herself operated and get rid of her sufferings. Such was the level of confidence after the first meeting with Dr Santosh Shetty, that my Mom was willing for the surgery at the earliest said Mrs Patel daughter of Mrs Binita.
Dr Shetty not only removed all the fears but also instilled immense confidence in my mom along with all of us, by answering all the questions and explaining in length the procedure and the need for the procedure.
Mrs Binita Patel is a typical Asian Arthritic lady with small bone stalk said Dr Santosh Shetty who became India’s First Joint Replacement Surgeon to use the smallest size of Opulent Gold Knee Femur component that is Size A and the smallest size of Tibia component size 1 with Vitelon E polythene.
Dr Shetty added that Size Matters, Different Implants not only comes in different designs but they also come in different sizes, Depending upon the design a Joint Implant can not only be used for bone Preservation, where least host bone is sacrificed but also used for a perfect sizing where the size of the components fits the host bone perfectly. Asian population have the smallest host bone Femur and Tibia and as such require a design that will fit them perfectly, which is not a case if an old American design joint is used, but now with availability of latest Implants we now have Joints which are smaller in size as compared to the other available joints and benefits the overall sizing and recovery of the patients said, Dr Shetty.
Dr Santosh Shetty further added that Surgeons need to plan these things beforehand so that the Implants with the perfect size can be made available inside the ot for the benefit of such Patients.
Mrs Patel now is The First Indian Lady to have undergone Knee Replacement Surgery with the worlds Smallest Joint Components in Mumbai which fits her perfectly.