ABOUT NAVBHARAT TIMES & AAKASH HEALTHCARE

The program – “NBT Kadam Kabhi Ruke Nahin” in association with Aakash Healthcare puts the spotlight on Knee care.

Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital is a 230 bedded tertiary care facility, with 15 Dialysis, and 70 Critical care beds for treating the most complex cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi, Dwarka. The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, latest technology, competent clinicians and compassionate staff.

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Dr. Aashish Chaudhry

M.S. Ortho, M.Ch, MRCS, AMPH (ISB)

Managing Director & HOD - Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement

Dr. Aashish Chaudhry is the head of Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement at Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi. He has been practicing Orthopaedics for more than 15 years and has considerable expertise in the fields of Robotic TKR (Total Knee Replacement), Partial Knee Replacement and THR (Total Hip Replacement).

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Dr. Bharat Bahre

M.S. Ortho, Fellowship Sports Medicine

Associate Director & Sr. Consultant - Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement

Dr. Bharat Bahre has been practicing orthopaedics for more than 13 years and has expertise is in the field of Knee & Hip Replacement, Shoulder & Knee Arthroscopy and Complex trauma management.

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Dr. Raaghav Rai Verma

M.S. Ortho, DNB, MRCS (England)

Consultant - Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement

Dr Raaghav specialises in management of complex and neglected trauma, deformity correction, joint replacement and arthroscopy surgeries.

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Dr. Tushar Arya

MBBS, MD (Anaesthesiology), PGDMLS

Senior Consultant & Head – Anaesthesia and Pain Management

Dr. Tushar has over 18 years of experience in the field of Anaesthesia and pain management, he has vast experience in managing all cases of complicated anaesthesia with comorbid conditions.

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Dr. Namita Sharma

MBBS, MD (Anaesthesiology)

Senior Consultant – Anaesthesia and Pain Management

Dr. Namita Sharma is an experienced Anesthesiologist practicing at Aakash Hospital, Dwarka, New Delhi & specializes in the fields of Ambulatory Anesthesia, Acute Pain Management & Anesthesia for Orthopaedic surgeries.

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Dr. Minakshi Fullara (PT)

Head - department Physiotherapy

Dr Minakshi Fullara holds a masters in musculoskeletal and is a certified orthopaedic manual therapist from Curtin University, Australia. She has expertise in Integrated approach to Manual Therapy techniques along with soft tissue mobilisation techniques, Kinesio Taping, Dry Needling. She has more than 9 years of clinical experience in planning rehabilitation protocol of orthopaedics, sports injuries, neurological and cardiopulmonary conditions.

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Knee replacement is not actually a replacement, it is only a resurfacing procedure, wherein surgeons only put a new cap over the knee bone, and also a high-quality plastic is used as new cartilage.

The current implants available in the market give excellent results, if implanted correctly in a patient it can last easily for 20 -30 years.

Any surgery is bound to cause some pain, but with a special pain team available at Aakash Healthcare, our patients experience almost minimal pain after surgery. There is no limit to walking or the number of stairs one can climb.

We usually make the patient stand and walk within 24 hours of the operation, and patients recover completely with 3 - 4 weeks with regular physiotherapy.

After the procedure people are advised to do low intensity activities like walking, running, swimming, dancing, cycling, yoga, doubles tennis or doubles badminton etc.

In the Indian scenario most of the obese females are not able to lose weight unless they start exercise. I recommend knee surgery for obese patient with end stage arthritis first, so that once the patient gets new knee, he or he can start walking an extra mile, we have innumerable examples wherein patients have drastically lost weight after the procedure.

Diabetes and heart disease are highly prevalent in India. With a multidisciplinary approach, before surgery, treating and controlling blood pressure, sugar levels in patients, we can comfortably do knee replacement.

The patient’s quality of life drastically improves, there is increased range of motion, and ease of movement, people can lead a confident, and pain free life.

With proper planning and precaution most patients do well. There is a rare chance of infection, fracture, unstable joint or excessive stiffness, incidence of such cases is less than 1 percent.

We have recently started doing knee replacement through robotics, and the results are encouraging. The reported benefits of computer navigated TKR include better component positioning, improved patient satisfaction, superior clinical outcomes, lesser blood loss and lower blood transfusion rates. It also results in lesser post-operative inflammation which may reduce pain and swelling aiding early mobilization and recovery.