AIIMS Bhubaneswar Conducts Successful 'Rare' Quadruple Joint Replacement Surgery

New Delhi: AIIMS Bhubaneswar has said that it conducted a successful quadruple joint replacement surgery on a crippled patient, who was was suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, and was on numerous medications from Kendrapada district. 

As per an official release, doctors performed surgery on a 37-year-old woman's hip and knee joints in one setting. The woman, who was was crippled because of severe arthritic involvements of the hips and knees, was admitted to AIIMS Bhubaneswar with severely painful arthritic knee and hip joints on both sides. 

"The patient used to walk with the help of walking aids and with extreme difficulty. There were no movements in the hip joints and she had very little movement in both knees. She needed replacement surgeries on all four joints. Four joint replacements in one setting incur numerous challenges to the patient and surgeon, the doctor said.The replacements of the hips were performed first followed by the knees. The surgery could be completed in three hours. The patient was managed in ICU for two days and adequate pain relief was provided," he said.

After surgery, on the third day, the woman patient started walking and was happy with the results. Because of perfect team management, young age, and no comorbidities, the patient could be operated on successfully. 

This is the second case to be reported globally and the first of its kind in Odisha where all four joints were replaced in one setting.

Dr Sujit Kumar Tripathy and Dr Mantu Jain were the chief orthopedic surgeons and the anesthesia team was led by Dr Sritam Swarup Jena AIIMS Bhubaneswar Executive Director Prof Ashutosh Biswas said that such surgeries are "rare".

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