PANAJI: The Orthopaedic Department at Victor Hospital is headed by Dr. Amol Narkhede, Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma, Joint Replacement and Arthroscopy Surgeon; and caters to a wide range of orthopaedic conditions. The Department’s Orthopaedic Surgeon has vast training and experience in the management of various sub – specialties of orthopaedics such as accident and trauma, sports medicine, joint replacements, paediatric orthopaedics, arthroscopy, spine, shoulder, elbow, hand, foot and ankle disorders – states a press release.
Dr. Narkhede states: “People who suffer from joint conditions may find it impossible to do the things they enjoy hence joint replacement surgery may be required when other treatments and conservative management fail to provide relief. The latest surgical advances, personalised treatment plans and customised rehabilitation programs at Victor Hospital enable you to feel better and recover faster.”
The hospital conducts a comprehensive evaluation of each patient’s lifestyle and activity level to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their needs. There are various types of knee replacement procedures offered by Victor Hospital including total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, revision knee replacement, total hip replacement, hip replacement revision and partial hip replacement.
Victor Hospital recently successfully performed a Total Knee Replacement procedure on a 62-year-old woman who was presented with severe deformities of both knees and extreme difficulty in walking. She was unable to perform daily activities like hygiene, cooking, walking and social activities.
After successfully undergoing a Total Knee Replacement of her left knee at Victor Hospital, the patient experienced complete relief from her knee pain and the knee joint is now aligned properly. Within a couple of months of the surgery, the pain had reduced significantly. There was a marked increase in the range of motion of her knees and the deformities got corrected. All these resulted in an improved quality of life and well-being.
The patient’s right knee replacement is scheduled in the near future following which she will be able to walk like a normal person to ensure a normal lifestyle without any discomfort.
Using sophisticated imaging equipment, Victor Hospital’s team determines the least invasive approach to use, so that patients experience minimal pain and scarring and recover faster. Additionally, advanced imaging can enable patients to enjoy natural joint movement and precise joint fitting. There are minimally invasive procedures available for knee replacements that offer fewer incisions, lower pain and scarring, faster recovery and less stress on surrounding muscles.
Victor Hospital is proud to be associated with the Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana (DDSSY), which covers a wide range of medical procedures and has already treated many patients under this program. A key priority of Victor Hospital is the pursuit of continuous quality improvement in both patient safety and the quality of care provided.