In today’s age and world, Knee Replacement is one of the commonest surgeries with more than 100 Arthritic Patients undergoing this surgery in and around Mumbai per day.
The commonest Myth surrounding patients suffering from Knee Pain and Arthritis is that Knee Replacement will last only 10 to 15 years and should be avoided in younger patients, if done should be done only after the age of 65 to 70. Dr Santosh Shetty Mumbai’s Renowned Joint Replacement Surgeon said that ” Yes it was partly true, more than a decade back when we only had Implants made of cobalt chromium available which at its best would last for 15 to 20 years due to its wear rate and properties but in today’s Era and advancement in Technology and Science, we have components made of Titanium Niobium Nitride Gold Knee which can last for more then 30 Years and is a boon for Arthritic Patients”.
Dr Santosh Shetty added that “not only does these Implants last longer but also reduces the related rate of Metal Allergy and infection due to its unique properties and with advent of Vitamin E polyethylene it’s become a game changer when it comes to Knee Replacement in Young patients suffering from Advanced Arthritis “.
Mrs Valsama a Operating Theater Nursing staff a resident of Ghatkopar at the age of 58 suffering from Arthritis for more then 15 years underwent a Knee Replacement Surgery by Dr Santosh Shetty Joint Replacement Surgeon Mumbai last week at Surana Group of Hospitals Mumbai. Dr Santosh Shetty became the First Surgeon in Mumbai to use this Advanced Technology and components made of Titanium Niobium Nitride Gold Knee with Vitamin E polythene. Mrs Valsama the first Mumbaikar to receive this advanced components said ” This is the Best Gift I could have ever got from a Surgeon for the services that have provided to this fraternity ”
Mrs Binita Patel a resident of Bhayender at the age of 51 suffering from Knee Pain for more then 8 years underwent Knee Replacement with a Titanium Niobium Nitride Gold Knee and Vit E Poly at Surana Group of Hospitals with the smallest available size of Implant in the Industry as she had a very small bone structure which is very common in Asian population.
Dr Santosh Shetty who was awarded as Mumbai’s Iconic Innovative Joint Replacement Surgeon shared that the biggest Challenge for any Surgeon today is Obesity, need for Knee Replacement in younger patients in the age group of 50 and early 60’s, and the size of the Joint specially in females in Asian population which are very small compared to European and American population. These challenges can now be addressed with Titanium Niobium Nitride Gold Knee Implants with Vitamin E polythene which now comes with sizes to match the Asian population which is the smallest in the industry and lasts the longest with the least incidence of Metal Allergy and Infection.
Dr Shetty added ” With Skills and Techniques of An Experienced Indian Surgeon and the availability of the latest Technology and Implants now in India Joint Replacement Surgery is going through its best phase with best results coming as a boon to patients suffering from arthritis to help Adding Miles To Life.