For CH Ramana, 33 year old construction worker from Anakapalli, happiness knows no bounds. After experiencing trauma and excruciating pain in the knee due to Giant cell tumour since three months, now he is sure of his future that nothing can stop him.
A team of doctors headed by Dr. Peethakamshetty Satish Kumar, Managing Director & Chief Joint Replacement Surgeon, KIMS-ICON Hospital- Visakhapatnam performed a rare surgery, custom made knee replacement on CH Ramana, who was diagnosed with a giant cell tumour (a locally aggressive destructing bone tumour also called Osteoclastoma) on his left knee.
Sharing his happiness about the patient being able to walk from second day onwards with walker, Dr. Kumar said, earlier for this kind of cases we used to sacrifice the joint or some time even the limb by performing above knee amputations. But for this case, I designed a custom made joint (patient specific) with exact measurements and got this manufactured by MIDHANI Hyderabad. For this kind of cases we get imported modular implants which cost enormous. We got it done for one tenth of the cost of imported joint.
“For me innovation in the field of medicine is regular. I believe in helping patients recover quickly so that they can get back to normal as soon and safely as possible” added Dr. Kumar According to Dr. D. Ragunatha Rao, Head of Department, Oncology KIMS Icon hospital, Giant cell tumours are typically treated with a technique called “scoop out and fill with bone chips. Chemotherapy drugs are the last resort. Of late, a drug called denusomab, is known to be effective in recurrent tumours. The type of surgery done in this patient removes the tumour once and for all.
Inputs from J Lakshmana Rao