Cheaper Knee Replacement Comes As A Relief For Elders

18 Jun 2015

  

         Knee Replacement Surgeries are generally performed on senior citizens suffering from the knee trouble but these surgeries cost a lot hence there are many patients who prefer to bear the pain rather than undergoing the surgery.

            Keeping all this in mind, D Y Patil Hospital in Nerul has decided to offer total knee replacement to many of needy and those suffering at an affordable rate from 17th September to 22nd October, 2011.The package for knee replacement include the implants from the internationally reputed company, Deputy (Johnson & Johnson) at subsidized rate. Today most of the hospitals are doing this surgery for 2-5 lakh but D Y Patil Hospital is doing it at around Rs 1.3 lakh only.

            “The department of orthopaedics has always noticed senior citizens who suffer from knee and hip joint disorders. Many a times they are advised to undergo replacements. However, due to their dependency on others about economical assistance, they prefer to bear the pain. Hence, realising this we decided to conduct a camp,” says Dr Shyam More, Deputy Medical Superintendent.