For the first time in South India, a unique total knee replacement surgery was successfully performed using I- Assist (iPad) Navigation Surgery at Kamineni Hospitals. The high-end computer-based technology according to Dr. Neelam V Ramana Reddy, had helped a 67-year-old Noorbanu Lallani, who was suffering from osteoarthritis and thigh deformity, to walk well. Speaking on this occasion, Dr. Ramana Reddy said they decided to apply the computer-aided advanced method I-Assist navigation as it has multiple advantages. This technology helps to reduce the complications and performs the surgery with greater accuracy. While there is no blood loss in this method, it also helps in the accurate cutting of the bone and providing perfect alignment and placing of implants in the preferred position, he said. Twelve days after the surgery was performed Noorabanu said that she was now able to walk better. She said, “At first I feared so much about this surgery. But after the operation, I felt so comfortable. I am not having any kind of knee pain.’’ She said she is now able to bend the knee easily. Noorabanu had come from Nanded in Maharashtra to get the surgery done.
The bigger and a little more painful change with respect to aging is the pain from wear and tear of muscles, bones, and joints. Joints can be damaged by arthritis and other diseases, injuries, or other causes. Arthritis is the result of simple years of use of all limb joints which causes slow wearing of these joints thus causing pain, stiffness, and swelling. This subsequently leads to painful movement of the limbs hampering the ability to carry on a normal life. These kinds of degenerative diseases damage joints thus limiting blood flow and thereby causing problems.