PM Applauds AIIMS Bhubaneswar For Rare Surgery

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has praised the effort of doctors at AIIMS Bhubaneswar for conducting first ever quadruple joint replacement surgery on a crippled patient of Odisha.

“Compliments to our doctors for always being at the forefront of innovation and embracing new changes in the medical world. Their dexterity makes us proud!,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet.

Earlier, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also appreciated the premier medical institute for successfully conducting the rare surgery.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar Executive Director Dr Ashutosh Biswas expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister, Mandaviya and Pradhan for their inspiring words.

The rare surgery was conducted on a 37-year-old woman from Aul area of Kendrapada district. She was admitted to AIIMS Bhubaneswar with severely painful arthritic knee and hip joints of both sides. She was suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and was crippled because of severe arthritic involvements of the hips and knees, AIIMS sources said.

She required replacement surgeries of all four joints. The patient was evaluated by a team of doctors and planned for surgeries of both the hip and knee joints in one setting. Four joint replacements at one setting incur numerous challenges to the patient and surgeon. The surgery was completed in three hours.

This is the second case to be reported globally and first of its kind in Odisha where all four joints were replaced in one setting. Previously only one such case has been reported from AIIMS Delhi in which an Odia patient was operated with all four joints replaced in one setting, the sources added.

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