70 yr man with heart conditions undergoes successful knee replacement

70 yr man with heart conditions undergoes successful knee replacement

70 yr man with heart conditions undergoes successful knee replacement

70 yr man with heart conditions undergoes successful knee replacement
Chandigarh, June 27: A 70 years old patient with poor heart pumping capacity of 35 % only & 
long standing heart disease underwent a successful knee replacement by joint replacement 
surgeon Dr. Gagandeep Gupta at Shalby Hospital, Mohali recently.
The patient was suffering from osteoarthritis in both knees and was also diagnosed with 
congestive heart failure 10 years back. He had an ejection fraction (pumping capacity of heart) 
of just 35% in comparison to 65 % of normal individuals. Along with this, the patient had severe 
MR leakage of heart valves (MR).
After evaluating the patient, Dr Gupta discussed patients’ history and reports with the 
cardiologist and anaesthesia critical team.
After proper evaluation, the patient was planned for knee replacement surgery with all the 
precautions and measures taken, said Dr Gupta adding such complex surgery was only 
possible with complete health evaluation.
After knee replacement the patient is comfortably walking and living his life normally.
Meanwhile Dr Gagandeep Gupta clarified that patients shouldn’t get confused on knee 
replacement or resurfacing as both are same in reality. In fact knee replacement isn’t a 
replacement at all. It is a removal of the worn-out diseased cartilage of the bone above and 
below the knee, and the replacing of those end surfaces with cartilage replacing implants which 
are actually thin cobalt/chrome/Oxinium plates on the femur, and with titanium below the knee. 
Between them sits a polyethylene spacer which acts as a very hard-wearing artificial cartilage.
Only the word knee replacement is a misnomer, however the technology of surgery in particular 
has not changed. Thus asking patients to choose knee resurfacing surgery and to avoid knee 
replacement surgery is completely wrong, maintained Dr. Gagan who has successfully operated 
300 joints with stitch-less technique where no metal stitches are applied on outer skin and is 
cosmetically also better as the scar marks are almost negligible.