Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Nigerian woman gets new ’knees’ of life

एक नाइजीरियन महिला का दोनों गुटने का ऑपरेशन चेन्नई मे डॉ। अ.क.वेंकताचालम, प्रमुख शल्य चिकित्सक ने किया। वह गुथ्नों की दर्द से बड़ी परेशां थी और अपने व्यापर को चला नही पाई थी।
गुटने का बद्लिकरण बहुत सफलाथापूर्वक होने के बाद वह अपने देश लौटने के लिए तैयार हैं।
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और जानकारी पाने के लिए, इन website देखिए
www.kneeindia.com
www.hipsurgery.in






Nigerian woman gets new ’knees’ of life( Woman's knee replacements)


By By G B Vanamali


With her left knee bent like ''C'' and the right ike ''K,''
Ejike Eunice (70) of Nigerian orgin had not been able to
focus on her textile business for the last two years
suffering as she was from 'wind swept deformity' due to
osteoarthritis.
The 'obese' grandmother settled in Togu of West Africa
had to take the help of a walking stick for her knees
started bending more and more.
All this until she came in a wheel chair to the
Bharathiraja Speciality Hospital in the city on Novemeber
19. Now, after successfully undergoing Double Minimally
Invasive Bilateral Gender-specific Hi-flex Knee
Replacements, the first African woman to undergo such a
procedure in the hospital, a beaming Ej ike Eunice is all
set to ''walk'' out of the hospital by the end of this
month, without any assistance.
Talking to UNI, Hospital Consultant Or thopaedic Surgeon
A K Venkatachalam, who performed the unique surgery over
two sessions lasting about two and half hours each, said
she was suffer ing from what was termed in medical parlance
as 'wind swept deformity' for the last ten years.
Ejike Eunice's knees started bending progressively over
the years. Though she approached several hospitals in
Africa, they could not help as she was told there was no
standard cure besides citing exorbitant treatment costs.
Dr Venkatachalam said the procedure involved an incision
of only 4-5 inches unlike a conventional procedure where it
could be as long as eight inches.
This approach spared cutting through the thigh muscles
and hence there was less post-operative pain and blood
loss besides early recovery.
''It is more difficult to do and takes slightly more
time than a conventional knee replacement . But the end
results are more gratifying to the patient ,'' he added.
He said the 'gender-specific knee solution' was the only
one of its kind built to suit the female anatomy
accurately. Problems of over size and patellar tracking
have been eliminated from the older prosthesis in this new
knee implant .
The added advantage of the gender-specific knee was it
allowed high flexion or greater knee bending. The user can
sit cross-legged and squat on the floor.
The total cost came to nearly Rs 3.5 lakh whereas in
western countries a similar surgery could cost 6,000 US
dollar per knee, he claimed.
Franca, the patient 's daughter, said the hospital
provided very good treatment and and expressed confidence
that her mother could walk out of the hospital on her own
without the walking stick, and concentrate on her textile
business back home.
The woman, who was under post-operat ive care, was likely to be discharged by the end of this
month.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Zimmer female knee replacements for Nigerian lady in India



A 70 year old Nigerian lady settled in Togu, West Africa underwent bilateral Zimmer Gender solutions High flex knee replacementS in Chennai, India by Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam, Orthopedic surgeon.
She had severe "wind swept"deformities as shown here and these were corrected by soft tissue release and bone grafting.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Knee replacement video- patient story


Bilateral gender knee replacement patient story hi flex knee from Chennai knee surgery centre
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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Gender specific Hi flex knee replacements for American lady


Video shows American dance teacher ecstatic after bilateral gender specific hi flex knee replacements. Mail the surgeon at akvenkat@gmail.com
Chennai hospitals are the favorite for medical tourism.
Bharathiraja hospital 00 91 44 28345301 to fix an appointment with the surgeon.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Friday, June 15, 2007

Less invasive incision for Gender specific knee replacement in India

 
The Gender specific knee is implanted through a small incision of only 4- 5 inches. Women in need of a TKR can e mail akvenkat@gmail.com and akvenkat15@hotmail.com
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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Video of Gender specific knee replacement in India

  An Indian lady compares her experience with the Gender specific knee replacement and a non gender knee in her other leg.

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Bharathiraja hospital,Chennai
www.kneeindia.com

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Gender knee implant image

 
Gender knee implant compared with normal Nex gen LPS implant.
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First Gender specific knee in South India

 
Dr.Venkatachalam performing the first gender specific knee replacement in South India.
To schedule an appointment please e mail akvenkat@gmail.com
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Friday, April 27, 2007

Gender specific solution High flex knee replacement


Photo of Indian woman who underwent the first Gender specific solution knee replacement in India by an Indian Orthopedic surgeon. Surgery performed by Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam, of www.kneeindia.com
For an appointment please e mail akvenkat15@hotmail.com

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

American Church official bids goodbye to knee arthritis in Chennai


A 55 year old American Church official from the headquarters of the Episcopal church in New York, USA bid goodbye to his knee pain after bilateral knee replacements at the Bharathiraja hospital in Chennai. DR.Venkatachalam performed less invasive bone preserving High flex knee replacements for him. It was complete relief for the patient as he had exhausted all other modes of pain relief. He was not eligible for Total knee replacements back home in the US as he had not crossed the age limit of 60 years for free medicare.
For an appointment for knee surgery, please e mail akvenkat@gmail.com or call 00 91 9282165002.
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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Recovery after successful knee surgery video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw2N9P0LBacThis video shows the recovery process involved after a total knee replacement or resurfacing. Sequential Bilateral knee replacements were performed at the Bharathi raja hospital by DR.A.K.Venkatachalam for a Britisher from Greece.
Recovery consists of assisted active exercises, cycling, weight training, gait training, semi squats.
Complete recovery takes about three months to get full knee bending.
For an appointment for knee surgery email at akvenkat@gmail.com or akvenkat15@hotmail.com

Monday, February 05, 2007

Thursday, February 01, 2007

LPS flex Knee replacement for women video




In this candid interview, a Bengali lady describes her comfortable experience after a High flex total knee replacement in Chennai. Many Bengali patients will feel reassured by her comments.
The accomanying photo shows the deep knee bend achieved post operatively in a woman. More examples of women after knee replacements are seen. Women require a special type of prosthesis which is to be introduced in Chennai next month.

To make an appointment for a knee replacement e mail akvenkat@gmail.com.

akvenkat15@hotmail.com.

Call 00 91 9282165002

Monday, January 29, 2007

Story of British patient Successful Knee replacement in India



A 64 year old Briton underwent a totally painless High flex total knee replacement while he was fully awake at a Chennai hospital. You can listen to his story of successful bilateral knee replacements in this video. The surgeon Dr.Venkatachalam performed this High flexion knee replacement after the anesthetist had administered a continuous Femoral block as seen in this picture. The patient was fully awake throughout the procedure and was able to do a straight leg raise and bend his knee fully after the procedure.
Innovations like these are welcome by patients as they suffer no side effects of anesthesia like nausea, vomitting, urinary retention, constipation.
You can listen to the patient's experience about his surgery in this audio testimonial

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Arthroscopic surgery knee video or knee arthroscopy video


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call 00 91 9282165002
Accompanying video shows arthroscopic surgery performed at the Knee surgery centre. Knee anatomy is visualised and a Microfracture procedure is carried out.For arthroscopic Knee surgery email akvenkat@gmail.com
call 00 91 9282165002

Monday, January 01, 2007

Correcting Bow legs by High tibial ostetomy (Genu Varus)









These x rays demonstrate the correction of the bow leg deformity in the leg bone of a 29 year old lady with Bilateral Genu varus. A wedge of bone has been removed and the osteotomy fixed with a plate and screws. The clinical photo after six weeks shows good correction of the deformity on the left side.