108-kg female operated successfully for knee replacement


108-kg female operated successfully for knee replacement

 An overweight woman of 60-yr of age has successfully operated for bilateral total knee replacement surgery at Ojas Super Specialty Hospital, Panchkula recently.

Sunita (name changed) having 108-kg in weight, was suffering with osteoarthritis in both knees.

Dr Gagan deep Gupta, consultant- orthopaedics and joint replacement surgery who performed surgery said that overweight or obesity is not a contraindication for knee replacement surgery.

He said, patients with overweight are generally advised to reduce weight and then come for surgery. However, weight cannot be reduced when a patient who is hardly able to walk due to severe knee pain.

But after knee replacement surgery, it can definitely be reduced as patient starts walking and jogging. So weight can be reduced only when patient burns calories, pointed out Dr Suresh Singla , director of orthopaedics at Ojas .

108-kg female operated successfully for knee replacement

Meanwhile Ojas Hospital now operates all such cases very effectively and successfully. Dr Gagandeep Gupta is one of such dynamic and rising knee replacement surgeons in tricity who has an experience of assisting nearly 2500 knee replacement surgeries.



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